Associated Press and WSBT-TV report
4:52 PM EST, November 16, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has a fifth death from an outbreak of fungal meningitis that's been connected to injections of a recalled back pain medication. The first four deadly cases were from our area, but the location of the fifth death is unknown at this time.
State Department of Health officials told WSBT it was a Michigan resident who received the shot in Indiana, but that was all the information they would release.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its website Friday to include a total of 55 cases of the rare disease in Indiana.
State officials say clinics in six Indiana cities received tainted steroids traced to the New England Compounding Center. The Framingham, Mass., company is linked to a multistate outbreak that's sickened 480 people and caused 33 deaths.
The Indiana clinics that received tainted medication are located in South Bend, Elkhart, Columbus, Evansville, Fort Wayne and Terre Haute.
Right now Elkhart County has 30 cases.
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