K.J. Leonard, (1976)
Bipolaris halodes (Drechsler) Shoemaker, (1959)
In October 2012, the fungus (under its alternative name Exserohilum rostratum) was identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the pathogen responsible for almost all cases and fatalities in the New England Compounding Center meningitis outbreak, which by November 3, 2012 had resulted in 404 cases with 29 fatalities. Infection in these cases resulted from injection of medication that had been contaminated by the fungus during production.
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- Neergaard, Lauran (October 25, 2012). "Unprecedented 'black mold' meningitis a challenge". Detroit News. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
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