There are alternate reports also of patients contracting meningitis after treatments in China.
Experts, however, are warning patients against taking the risk with radical treatments abroad.
The Australian Stem Cell Centre Clinical adviser Dr Kirsten Herbert says that three patients contracted meningitis after stem cell treatment in China because of spinal cord injuries.
He also adds that cancer too is a possible side-effect although the likelihood is very rare.
It is important to not demoralize people who are seeking these cures but they must be helped in finding the right advice.