15 fungal meningitis cases in Indiana linked to steroid shots

12 deaths reported nationwide

INDIANAPOLIS -  

The number of fungal meningitis cases linked to steroid shots is up to 15 in Indiana, with 137 illnesses reported nationwide and 12 deaths.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the medication made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts has been recalled.

Several Indiana health facilities received batches of the recalled steroid.

Ten states have cases linked to the outbreak. Indiana has the fourth-highest total number of cases, behind Tennessee, Michigan and Virginia.

Half of the 12 deaths were in Tennessee. There have been no deaths reported from the outbreak in Indiana.

The type of fungal meningitis involved in the outbreak is not contagious.

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