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Steroid suspected in meningitis outbreak was shipped to Michigan clinics

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(10/05/12) - A tainted steroid suspected of causing a meningitis outbreak, has made its way to Mid-Michigan.

There are also cases in our state of the meningitis linked to the shots.

It's not clear how many people received the contaminated injections while being treated for back pain.

But so far, nearly four dozen people in seven states have contracted fungal meningitis. Five of them have died.

While it's not known where the people are from, we do know at least six in Michigan have gotten sick from the shots.

State health officials confirmed Friday, the steroid drug linked to the outbreak was shipped to four Michigan clinics.

Those clinics are:

Michigan Neurosurgical Institute in Grand Blanc Township

Michigan Pain Specialists in Brighton

Neuromuscular and Rehabilitation in Traverse City

Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital in Warren

We contacted the Michigan Neurosurgical Institute, at Genesys Health Park, but our phone calls have not been returned.

If you had a spinal steroidal injection between July and September at one of the Michigan facilities, you may want to contact them if you do not hear from them.

To read the Michigan Neurosurgical Institute's response to the recalled steroid injection medication, click HERE.

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