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Number Of Reported Meningitis Cases Increases

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) –Authorities are now reporting 47 cases of meningitis linked to a steroid used to treat back pain.

The steroid was custom made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts and was sent to clinics in 23 states.

Now a local pain clinic is notifying patients of possible exposure to meningitis linked to steroids.

South Hills Pain and Rehab Associates has offices in Jefferson Hills, Bethel Park, Monessen and Brentwood.

Those facilities received steroids linked to the meningitis outbreak in seven states.

So far, no illnesses have been reported in Pennsylvania.

This type of meningitis cannot be spread from person to person.

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

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CBS News’ Coverage on the Meningitis Outbreak
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