Michigan Man Dodges Meningitis That Killed Wife

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HOWELL, Mich. (AP) - A Livingston County man whose wife died in the national meningitis outbreak has good news: Tests show he doesn't have the illness.

George Cary received pain injections and was treated at the same Brighton-area clinic as his late wife, Lilian Cary, who died Sept. 30. Cary had a spinal tap to check for meningitis more than a week ago. He told The Associated Press on Tuesday there's no evidence of meningitis.

Fungal meningitis has been traced to contaminated steroids made by a Massachusetts pharmacy and sent to clinics across the country. At least four Michigan residents have died.

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