Indiana reports 4th meningitis death
Few details released
Last Updated: 197 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana now has four deaths and 51 cases of fungal meningitis linked to injections of a recalled back pain medication.
The Indiana State Department of Health released the new totals Monday.
"Due to privacy laws, we cannot discuss any individual cases," said spokesman Ken Severson.
Elkhart County's health officer has said all three previous deaths were linked to the northern Indiana county.
The Indiana State Department of Health has said six Indiana clinics received the tainted steroids, including the OSMC Outpatient Surgery Center in Elkhart. The tainted medication also went to clinics in Columbus, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend and Terre Haute.
The tainted steroids have been traced to the New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass.
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