Suspected Fungal Meningitis
DSHS is updating the number of Texas residents involved in the investigation of suspected fungal meningitis linked to surgery done in Matamoros, Mexico. The CDC recommends anyone who got surgery, including liposuction, with an epidural in Matamoros in 2023 should seek medical care to be evaluated for a possible fungal infection.
Fungal meningitis can be life threatening, and finding infections early is important for treatment. Public health workers are directly contacting people in Texas who got surgery at two clinics in Matamoros to inform them of the situation and what steps they should take.
|Persons under investigation
(People who got surgery in Matamoros in 2023 but have no known symptoms)
(Symptoms consistent with meningitis; test results pending or unknown)
(Test results suggest meningitis; fungus not isolated)
(Fungus detected in samples)
Three Texas residents who were part of the outbreak have died as a result of their illnesses.
More information about the case definitions above is available on the CDC’s outbreak page.
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