Public health officials say they've confirmed the first Georgia case of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections for back pain produced by a Massachusetts pharmacy. Georgia thus becomes the 17th state in an outbreak that has sickened nearly 300 people and killed 23.
Georgia officials call the nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis unprecedented. So far, 21 people across the country have died of the disease after receiving epidural steroid injections. The investigation is expanding.
The State Health Department says the list of medications possibly contaminated in a fungal meningitis outbreak is expanding. 32 thousand doctors and physician’s assistants across Georgia are warning patients who may now be at risk.