3rd Case of Meningitis Identified in Maryland as Death Toll Rises
BALTIMORE, Md. (AP/WBOC) - Maryland health officials say they have identified a third patient in the state who developed meningitis after receiving a steroid injection in September.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced Saturday that it had confirmed the third case. But the agency says no specific information will be released about the patient.
Two other Maryland cases had been previously confirmed. One patient has died.
Health officials say nationwide, the death toll has risen to seven.
updated figures posted to its website Saturday, the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention says the outbreak has spread to more than 60
people across nine states.
Minnesota and Ohio
are the two latest states to report confirmed cases linked to a steroid
produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The steroid has been
recalled, and health officials have been scrambling to notify anyone who
may have been injected with it.
England Compounding Center has said it is cooperating with health
investigators to determine the source of the infections.
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