Meningitis: What you need to know

Published On: Oct 08 2012 11:20:49 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2012 02:48:36 PM EDT

Find out what you need to know about meningitis and the deadly outbreak that's now spread to nearly a dozen states.

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The two kinds of fungus linked to the outbreak are widespread and rarely make people sick. People inhale one kind, Aspergillus, all the time via decaying leaves, trees, grain, soil, household dust, heating ducts and building materials.

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