(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The number of Hoosiers infected with fungal meningitis linked to tainted steroid shots continues to increase.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now say there are 15 confirmed cases in Indiana, bringing the nationwide total to 137 in ten states, including Ohio.
There have been no deaths in Indiana caused by the outbreak, but nationally, 12 people have died.
Fungal meningitis is not transmitted from person to person. The outbreak has been credited to a back pain injection drug distributed by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company. The drug has been recalled.
Preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate prepared by the New England Compounding Center, of Framingham, Mass., was distributed to six health care facilities in Indiana, but none of those are in southeast Indiana.