Health
7:52 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Meningitis Outbreak

Rochester Brain and Spine is one of three New York facilities to receive steroids contaminated with fungal meningitis.

Dr. Roger Ng works at the facility. He says some patients complained of having symptoms associated with the disease that's being blamed for several deaths in the U.S.

But so far none of them have been diagnosed with the illness.

Dr. Ng says patients who received the pain relieving shot between July first and September 26th should go to the ER if they experience a high fever, increased headaches or stiff neck

The Centers for Disease Control reported more than 100 cases in 23 states that received the shipments.

So far, nine deaths have been linked to the meningitis outbreak.

The CDC says all steroids suspected of contamination have been pulled from the market. 

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