No reports in state of meningitis tied to outbreak

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No cases of a rare kind of meningitis linked to an outbreak in six states have been reported in Michigan, even though some tainted steroids have been distributed in the state.

Michigan Department of Community Health spokeswoman Angela Minicuci confirmed Thursday that some facilities in the state have received doses of a steroid from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass.

Investigators this week found contamination in a sealed vial of the steroid at the pharmacy. Tests are under way to determine if it is the same fungus blamed in the outbreak that has sickened 35 people.

Five people who got shots for back pain have died.

Minicuci says officials in Michigan are "working right now to determine the next steps to take."

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