Meningitis-linked steroid may have affected 13,000 people in U.S.: CDC
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Some 13,000 people in 23 U.S. states may have received steroid injections linked to a rare fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed eight people, but far fewer are likely to contract the disease, the Centers for Disease Control said on Monday.
12 fatalities are currently attributed to the outbreak. FYI: This is why despite being in healthcare I do NOT get the Flu shot.
Im telling ya Patrollers this is just how this apocalypse shit gets started!
Mission: Patrol of undisclosed location in the wilderness of the NEPA to assess undead encroachment and potentially dangerous fungal overgrowth.
Team: Myself and Riley, the Zombie Response Dog (ZRD)
Equipment: EDC and crossbow for me, 12 lb ruck for Riley (ZRD)
Weather: Gorgeous 78 degrees but damp from 2 days rain.
After Action Report:
As stated in earlier reports , we have observed a bumper crop of mushrooms this year but we are also seeing rarities and frankly we are concerned. One never knows how Z Day is going to arrive and fungal spores is as good a way as any. So we set about on a recon mission of tagging and monitoring some of the more prolific species. It only takes one local Iron-Chef wannabe to serve a questionable 'shroom in his Bistro and the NEPA would be overrun. Photo recon attached:
Just a boy and his (Zombie Response) Dog...and a crossbow. Good times.
As part of our ongoing effort in the NEPA we continue to place static game camera's and dynamic solar powered live cams in likely hot spots and approach routes. Here, Myself and Riley (ZRD) are caught on a static cam.
Check out the insidious and ingenious camo on these suckers
Same species, camo is less effected when deployed in this manor.
Bingo! We believe this to be ground zero of the NEPA fungal outbreak.
Close-up of ground zero. Web cam placed at this location to monitor situation.
Harmless "Chicken of the Forest" best dealt with by sauteing in butter.