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NORCROSS, GA, December 04, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- McCart Insurance, a Georgia health insurance broker, is taking the initiative to discuss the recent outbreak of meningitis that has been appearing in national news stories.
The recent outbreak of meningitis is fungal in nature and is not contagious. Patients have contracted the disease after receiving contaminated MPA steroid injections.
Meningitis, generally, refers to a swelling of the membranes, called meninges that surround the brain and spinal cord. Most commonly, this is caused by a bacterial or viral infection, but in the recent stream of outbreaks it is cause by a fungus.
So far, the fungal meningitis outbreak has affected patients in 19 different states, with 404 total cases and 29 deaths.
Victims received injections in peripheral joints, such as the shoulder, knee, and ankle, and are thought to be at risk for a variety of joint infections in addition to fungal meningitis.
Symptoms of fungal meningitis may include fever, light sensitivity, stiffness of the neck, slurred speech, a headache or weakness or numbness anywhere in the body that was not present before the injection, or worsened pain or swelling around the area where the injection was given.
"Fungal infections tend to develop very slowly, so if you received one of these injections it is critical to stay very alert for signs of infection," explains Alicia McCart, CEO of McCart Insurance. "Typically, symptoms will appear between 1 and 4 weeks after the injection, but this figure can vary."
McCart Insurance provides affordable health insurance in Georgia, so you can make sure that you get the treatment you need to stay well. With over 40 years of experience providing healthcare, this family owned and operated business has that personal touch that can accommodate any needs, no matter how small.
To learn more about protecting yourself with Georgia individual health insurance, please visit http://www.mccartinsurance.com/.
About McCart Insurance:
For decades, McCart Insurance has helped Georgia individuals and families to select their ideal Georgia health insurance plans, including plans from Coventry Healthcare of Georgia. McCart Insurance is a family owned and operated business with over 40 years of experience in the personal insurance field.
As a Coventry Healthcare of Georgia health insurance provider, McCart Insurance will find the perfect insurance plan for you and your family for the best price.
For more information, please visit http://www.mccartinsurance.com/.
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