The 2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak in the United States: Connections Between Soils and Human Health. Eric C. Brevik and Lynn C. Burgess. Exserohilium rostratum.
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The fungus Exserohiliumrostratumhas been identified as the pathogen that caused 594 cases of fungal meningitis, stroke due to fungal meningitis, or other central nervous system diseases, along with 26 cases of peripheral joint infections and 39 deaths as of 17 Dec. 2012.
The infections were traced to contaminated steroid injections, produced by New England Compounding Center
Exserohiliumrostratumhas a number of obsolete names including: