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11 Meningitis Cases Confirmed In Indiana


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The fungus has contaminated a steroid used for back pain.

State health officials say the number of fungal meningitis cases in Indiana has climbed to 11.

The number went up from five cases over the weekend. No deaths have been reported in Indiana. The CDC is reporting over 60 cases nationwide. A total of seven people have been killed in Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia.

The rare fungal meningitis cases are linked to a steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts.

The New England Compounding Center had voluntarily recalled three lots of a fungus-contaminated steroid. The pharmacy says the recall of all products is just a precaution, they have no indication any other products are contaminated.

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