17th death reported in Michigan linked to steroids

Michigan health officials said an 80-year-old Traverse City-area man is 17th person from the state to die as a result of contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.
AP Wire
Mar 12, 2013

 

The Michigan Department of Community Health said at least 258 people have contracted illnesses including fungal meningitis that are part of a national disease outbreak. That's up from 256 on March 4.

The department said Monday that it's now confirmed a Grand Traverse County man's death.

The Michigan total includes three state residents treated in Indiana and listed in that state's count.

The department reported 68 cases of fungal meningitis, 162 epidural abscesses, two strokes stroke and 26 peripheral joint infections.

Online:

Michigan Department of Community Health meningitis link: http://1.usa.gov/Wom9rn

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meningitis outbreak map: http://1.usa.gov/Qsw1eU

 

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