2012-10-24 / Local & State

Pa. Meningitis Probe Extends To 150 Facilities

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State health officials say an investigation related to a deadly meningitis outbreak now includes more than 150 facilities in Pennsylvania.

The probe has grown since federal authorities expanded their inquiry into a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to tainted steroid shots.

Two Pennsylvania health clinics received that medication, which has been linked to fungal meningitis.

The Food and Drug Administration is recommending health officials monitor patients who received any injectable product from the pharmacy after May 21.

The meningitis outbreak has killed 21 people and sickened more than 270 across the U.S.

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