Three More Cases of Meningitis Reported in Florida
There are three more cases of meningitis, bringing the total number in Florida to 22 cases, according to state health officials.
And North Central Florida figures in those numbers once again.
The Florida Department of Health announced a 50-year-old man from Marion County is one of three more victims of fungal meningitis.
There are two more cases in Escambia County.
The nationwide outbreak of this rare disease is linked to patients seeking pain relief who received contaminated steroid injections.
Three people in Florida have died as a result.
The outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain.
The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled. Latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as reported Wednesday: Illnesses: 317, including five joint infections.
There have been twenty-four deaths nationwide across seventeen states.
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