BALTIMORE (AP) — The number of meningitis cases linked to steroid injections for back pain is continuing to grow in Maryland and nationwide.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) on Saturday reported a 15th case of meningitis, one higher than the day before. One person has died in the state after receiving the shot.READ MORE: Police Respond To Shooting At Owings Mills Shopping CenterBaltimore City Public Schools Extending Deadline To Enroll In Virtual Learning For 2022-23
The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.
The toll nationwide has slowly been growing as well. The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 197 illnesses and 15 deaths in 13 states.MORE NEWS: Road Closures & Parking Restrictions To Expect For The Preakness Stakes
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