CDC: Indiana fungal meningitis cases rise 1 to 28

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Indiana now has 28 cases of fungal meningitis linked to injections of a steroid used to treat back pain.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the new case on Sunday. It previously had said Indiana had 27 cases, including two deaths. Nationwide, there's more than 200 cases in 14 states and 15 deaths.

Family members of an 89-year-old southern Michigan woman who received two shots at a northern Indiana clinic said last week that they believed she was Indiana's first death. Little is known about Indiana's second death, which the CDC reported Saturday.

Indiana's cases involve patients at six health facilities that received a steroid recalled by a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy. Those clinics are in Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Terre Haute and Columbus.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

10/14/2012 5:47:22 PM (GMT -4:00)


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