CHICAGO (AP) -- Health
officials in Illinois are investigating a
second probable case of fungal meningitis tied to the use of a steroid
injection from a Massachusetts
The Illinois Department of Public Health
reported the new case Friday. Like the first reported Illinois
case, the patient is a Chicago
resident who received an injection at one of the three APAC Centers for Pain
Management that received the recalled medication.
The New England
has now recalled all of its products going back to the first of the year. The
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation suspended the
pharmacy's state license last month.
Nationally, 29 people have died in the
outbreak of fungal meningitis. This type of meningitis is not contagious.