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Fungal meningitis still plagues Evansville man

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An Evansville man says he and others like him continue to suffer from the effects of fungal meningitis that they contracted from tainted steroids.

Daniel Lindenberg told the Evansville Courier & Press for a story Sunday that people are losing their jobs and their houses if not their lives.

Lindenberg was diagnosed with fungal meningitis last November after contaminated shots infected his spine with black mold.

The contaminated shots were sold in 20 states including Indiana.

Lindenberg still suffers hallucinations, seizures and debilitating lethargy.

He doesn't know when his meningitis will subside, but he wants the government to prevent similar outbreaks in the future.

A bill before the U.S. Senate would empower the Food and Drug Administration to regulate industrial-scale compounding pharmacies like the one that caused the outbreak.

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