Washtenaw Woman Latest Victim Linked To Contaminated Steroids

WASHTENAW (AP) – A 15th Michigan resident has died as a result of an infection linked to contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.

The latest person to die was an 88-year-old Washtenaw County woman.

The Michigan Department of Community Health says at least 241 people have been infected with fungal meningitis and other conditions that are part of a national disease outbreak.

The tainted steroids were used in injections to treat neck and back pain.

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