Ohio meningitis cases linked to recall up to 10

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Health says the number of meningitis cases linked to recalled steroid injections has risen to 10 in Ohio.

The department said Thursday that five cases have been reported in Marion County and one case each in Crawford, Hamilton, Morrow, Warren and Franklin counties. None have died.

The latest case reported was a 44-year-old woman in central Ohio's Franklin County.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that at least 20 people have died among more than 250 sickened in 15 states in the outbreak of rare fungal meningitis. They received shots of an apparently contaminated steroid medication made by a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy.

Officials say 64 facilities in Ohio received some products from the pharmacy. Four clinics in Ohio received the potentially contaminated steroids.

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