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Monday, February 18, 2013
Health News Florida 11:29 AM MON FEBRUARY 18, 2013 A Hard Fought Battle With Fungal Meningitis
By SARAH PUSATERI
Roseann Fusco says the last thing on her mind when she agreed to get a steroid injection for back pain was where it came from, let alone whether it was made correctly.
After all, she says, her doctors had highly recommended she get it as a possible alternative to surgery.
“They kind of like begged me to do it. So I'm like, 'Okay, I'll try at least one shot,' "Fusco says.
The 53-year-old was an avid tennis player, hardly ever sick. When she woke up with a 102-degree fever, she knew something was very wrong. She soon found out what it was.