SE Ohio Med Centers Possibly Received Infected Steroids

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WOUB Contributing Writer

Dateline
Updated Wed, Oct 17, 2012 10:32 am

Concern about a deadly nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis has stretched into southeastern Ohio, where some healthcare facilities may have received shipments of steroid injections linked to the outbreak.

The Ohio Department of Health has released a list of 64 facilities that received shipments of steroid injections possibly linked to the outbreak.

That list includes Holzer Clinic in Gallipolis and two facilities in Portsmouth: Eye Specialists of Ohio and Southern Ohio Medical Center.

Health officials say they are working to get in contact with anyone who may have been affected.

So far, the outbreak has left 15 people dead and more than 200 sick across the country.

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