Indiana reports 3rd meningitis case tied to outbreak
Pain steroid could contain fungal meningitis
Last Updated: 230 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - The CEO of a northern Indiana health clinic said three of its patients have tested positive for fungal meningitis after receiving a recalled back pain medication that's been linked to a deadly nationwide outbreak.
OSMC Surgery Center CEO Don Hammond said Friday that three of the Elkhart clinic's patients have been hospitalized with the rare illness.
Six Indiana health facilities received batches of the medication that was recently recalled by a Massachusetts manufacturer. The other clinics are in Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Terre Haute and Columbus.
The clinics are contacting more than 1,000 patients who received injections.
Dr. Drew Robertson at Wellspring Pain Solutions in Columbus said staff has been addressing concerns all day.
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