COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Health officials say a 58-year-old Morrow County woman's fungal meningitis is the 19th case in Ohio linked to a larger outbreak and recalled steroid injections for back pain.
The state health department reported the latest case Tuesday.
It's the second case in central Ohio's Morrow County. Other Ohio cases have been reported in Clermont, Crawford, Fairfield, Franklin, Hamilton, Marion, Union and Warren counties, as well as a Kentucky woman who got an injection in Ohio. All are adults and none have died.
Officials previously removed one woman from the list because the case no longer met the federal definition of this type of meningitis.
Federal officials report more than 500 illnesses and 36 deaths in the outbreak linked to a specialty pharmacy that recalled its products.
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