Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 14th, 2004
"The most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis is the rat lungworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis, a parasite that is endemic in the Southeast Asian and Pacific regions. Outbreaks of eosinophilic meningitis associated with drinking raw vegetable juice are rarely reported, even in regions of endemic infection.
"We performed a cohort study among Taiwanese with eosinophilic meningitis who drank raw vegetable juice within three months of the onset of the outbreak. Clinical manifestations, laboratory examinations, and outcomes were prospectively followed," wrote...
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