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The growing national meningitis outbreak has now claim the lives of nineteen people.
And it has made 250.
People sick across the United States.
In one New Hampshire town even the mayor has been infected there he is urging people.
To check with their doctors if they have received steroid back injections -- think you know we don't think you have it.
But we're gonna do this -- precautionary my point is to get get down there and get tested your doctor.
-- -- joins -- now he's live in Atlanta so why we keep seeing the numbers increase in these cases Jonathan.
Yes because even though effective treatments are available these treatments generally are not used until after the cases appear since most people.
Receiving these potentially contaminated medications from the New England compounding -- are not getting sick.
Doctors believe treating every one preemptively would do more harm being good.
Anti fungal therapies are complicated and time consuming.
They're delivered intravenously they require monitoring by specialists and hospital stays they can last for weeks with.
There tricky to use the -- they can be toxic they can injure other organ systems.
While it is that we're trying to treat the infection.
So it's not the type of treatment most want a doctors wanna rush their patients into if they're not sick Martha -- -- -- thank you so how much you can.
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