Suspected Fungal Meningitis - May 23, 2023

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May 23, 2023

DSHS has now identified a total of seven cases of suspected fungal meningitis in Texas residents, including one death, in an outbreak 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.

More details are available at the links below:

DSHS health alert

DSHS news release

CDC travel advisory

CDC clinical guidance