More Cases of Meningitis in Indiana
Created by kblakeslee on 10/9/2012 3:19:16 PM




INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Federal health officials say Indiana now has 12 cases of fungal meningitis linked to a tainted back pain medication.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday on its website that another case had been added to the 11 known previously. There have been no Indiana deaths.


Indiana's cases involve patients at six Indiana health facilities that received a recalled steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts.


Sixty-seven-year-old Joe Dippel of Evansville says he got two of the possibly tainted shots at St. Mary's Surgicare Cross Pointe clinic in the Ohio River city. He's awaiting results of a spinal tap but says he isn't really worried.


The outbreak has spread to at least 105 people in nine states. At least eight have died.


The disease isn't contagious.