BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland health officials say they have identified two more people in the state who developed meningitis after receiving a steroid injection, bringing the total people who became ill in the state to five. One person has died.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced Monday that it had confirmed two more cases. The state has previously said that seven clinics received drugs linked to the meningitis outbreak. Those clinics began contacting patients last week.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 100 people across nine states have become ill and eight people have died. The outbreak has been linked to a steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The steroid has been recalled.