GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY (WWJ/AP) – Health officials say another person in Michigan has died of complications as a result of the national meningitis outbreak stemming from tainted steroid injections for neck or back pain.
WWJ’s Rob Mason reports that the latest victim is a 73-year-old man from Grand Traverse county bringing the number of people who have died from tainted injections to 16; including 3 Michigan residents who received steroid injections in Indiana.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In First Year, Study Says
At least 244 people have now been infected from those tainted injections.READ MORE: Michigan Ballot Initiative Aims To Protect Abortion Rights
The steroids came from a pharmaceutical company in Massachusetts that is now the subject of congressional investigations.MORE NEWS: AG Nessel Says Abortions Are Still Legal In Michigan
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