MINNEAPOLIS - A second Minnesota woman has been diagnosed with meningitis linked to a deadly outbreak.
The Minnesota Department of Health said Saturday two women in their 40s received injectable steroids from a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, steroid products produced by the New England Compounding Center had been linked to 47 cases of fungal meningitis in seven states. Five people have died. The Minnesota cases are not included in those Friday statistics.
Minnesota officials say the women were evaluated after experiencing possible symptoms of meningitis. They are both hospitalized, being treated with antibiotic and antifungal drugs.
The state says about 950 Minnesota patients were treated with the implicated steroid products.
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