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Health Department Says 19 Alabamians Received Contaminated Steroids

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State Health Officer Don Williamson says 19 Alabamians were injected with the steroid medicine from a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak.

Williamson said Tuesday the 19 lived near the Tennessee and Florida state lines and received the injections in those states. He said one Alabamian who received an injection in Florida has died within the last month and officials are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death. Eleven have shown no symptoms of meningitis, one is being reviewed, and six are still being contacted.

The New England Compounding Center has recalled its other products as a precaution. Williamson says those products went to 44 health care facilities in Alabama, but there is no sign of contamination in those products.

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