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Fort Wayne facility received medicine recalled in meningitis outbreak

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CDC information page on fungal meningitis: http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/fungal.html

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 5:56 pm

Fort Wayne Physical Medicine, 5750 Coventry Lane, received potentially contaminated back medication connected to an outbreak of a rare form of meningitis, according to a Thursday news release from the Indiana State Department of Health.

So far, one fungal meningitis case has been confirmed in Indiana. Overall, 5 people have died and at least 35 people in six states have been sickened. The medication was shipped to 35 states. It was manufactured by New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass., and has been recalled. It is used to treat chronic back pain via an epidural steroid injection.

For more information, read the department of health's news release here.