Three Marion County Facilities Linked to Meningitis Outbreak
MARION COUNTY - Eight medical facilities in Florida have received contaminated pain medicine from a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, which has been linked to a nationwide outbreak of meningitis.
Three of those facilities are located in Marion County.
According to the Florida Department of Health, the facilities received shipments from one or more of the contaminated lot numbers of the medication.
The affected facilities are: Marion Pain Management Center, Florida Pain Clinic and Surgery Center of Ocala.
Twenty patients have been identified to have received injections of the potentially contaminated steroid shots.
None of those patients have shown symptoms of meningitis.
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