Mich. man contracts meningitis that killed wife

3:28 PM, Oct 24, 2012   |    comments
Livingston Daily Press & Argus photo of George Cary
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HOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (LivingstonDaily.com) -- The husband of a Howell Township woman whose death was linked to the meningitis outbreak is in treatment for the same illness.

George Cary issued a statement today saying he is being hospitalized for meningitis at an undisclosed hospital.

Cary, 65, said he began having severe headaches Friday. He said tests conducted earlier this month had shown no evidence of meningitis.

Both Cary and his late wife, Lilian, had received steroid shots for back pain at Michigan Pain Specialists in Genoa Township. The clinician is one of four statewide confirmed to have received shipments from the New England Compounding Center, the Massachusetts facility linked to the outbreak.

His wife, Lilian, 67, died Sept. 30. She is the only of five Michigan fatalities to have been identified by family members.

In related news, Brenda Bansale, 46, of Howell returned to treatment Tuesday at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Washtenaw County after being having been discharged over the weekend.

Bansale is believed to have filed the first lawsuit seeking damages against the compounding center.


By Wayne Peal, Livingston Daily Press & Argus staff writer

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