(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The number of Hoosiers infected with a rare fungal meningitis linked to a tainted back pain medicine is now eight.
In a statement released Thursday, Indiana State Department of Health spokesman Ken Severson said despite the increase, there have been no deaths in Indiana associated with the outbreak.
Six Indiana facilities received the tainted steroid that was produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The facilities are:
· Ambulatory Care Center, LLP; Evansville
· Ft. Wayne Physical Medicine; Ft. Wayne
· OSMC Outpatient Surgery Center; Elkhart
· South Bend Clinic; South Bend
· Union Hospital; Terre Haute
· Wellspring; Columbus
Health officials say fungal meningitis is not transmitted from person to person.
More information on the outbreak is available at http://www.state.in.us/isdh/.