Young Madison man Sam Adams has been diagnosed with a rare type of meningitis and a blood transfusion to treat the disease, according to a family spokesperson.
Adams was hospitalized Monday for a three-day hospitalization, where he was treated and discharged after two days, according with the spokesperson.
He was diagnosed with MRSA-related meningococcal disease (MRSA-MDR).
Adams has had a blood test to test for MRSA and his doctor said he is on his second blood transfusions, the spokesperson said.
The source of the infection, he said, is unknown.
The spokesperson said the patient was on a one-month diet of organic vegetables and fruit.
The family is concerned about the spread of the disease.
“Sam Adams is not a healthy individual.
He has an infection and is at high risk of MRSA infection,” the spokesperson told Medical News Day.
Adams is currently receiving care at a hospital in Wisconsin.
The spokeswoman did not elaborate on the patient’s condition or when he might return to the home state of Wisconsin.