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CDC says drug connected to meningitis outbreak wasn’t available in CNY

A drug connected a fungal meningitis outbreak that has claimed at least seven lives was not available at Central New York health-care facilities, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A drug connected a fungal meningitis outbreak that has claimed at least seven lives was not available at Central New York health-care facilities, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

More than 90 cases of the condition have been confirmed in nine states: Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia.

The steroid, which is used to ease back pain, originated at a Massachusetts pharmacy and has been recalled.

The closest location to Central New York that distributed the drug was Rochester Brain and Spine.

13WHAM-TV in Rochester is reporting that 12 people in that area are being tested for the condition.

The CDC has posted a list of facilities that received the drug on its website.

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