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Department of Health: 425 in NY received suspect steroid shots

Posted at: 10/09/2012 12:48 PM
By: Associated Press

State health officials say 425 people in New York have received steroid shots suspected in a U.S. meningitis outbreak.
    
Department of Health spokesman Jeffrey Hammond says the 425 New York people are out of the estimated 13,000 nationwide who received the dosages for pain. There are no reported meningitis cases in New York.
    
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's nationwide count of meningitis cases reached 105 on Monday, including eight deaths. A ninth death was reported late Monday by a Nashville, Tenn., hospital related to shipments of the steroid from the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts.
    
The CDC last week said the New York tainted shipments went to Dr. Sunil Butani in Mineola, Obosa Medical Services in Mount Vernon and Rochester Brain and Spine in Rochester.