West Virginia also connected to meningitis outbreak
Many are wondering about the meningitis outbreak reported in several states, traced to steroid injections usually given to treat back pain. The steroid has been recalled, but the Bureau for Public Health says one West Virginia clinic received the suspected tainted medication. The clinic hasn't been identified, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring the situation. Patients who may have received the medication are being contacted. There are no reported cases of meningitis so far in West Virginia. Four people have died and at least two dozen have become sick in five other states. The drug was made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts that issued a recall last week and has shut down operations.