Officials notify patients who received steroid shots in meningitis outbreak
by Associated Press Wire
October 05, 2012 12:23 AM | 639 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA — Georgia health officials are helping to notify more than 150 people who may have received steroids produced by a firm tied to a meningitis outbreak.

U.S. health officials have reported that a shipment of steroids was sent to Georgia from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. Department of Public Health spokeswoman Nancy Nydam would not identify which facility in Georgia received the drugs.

She said no one has reported becoming ill in Georgia.

Investigators this week found contamination in a sealed vial of the steroid. Tests are under way to determine if it is the same fungus blamed for a meningitis outbreak that has sickened 35 people in six states. Five people have died. All received steroid shots for back pain.
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