Health officials are investigating a rare fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 5 people and left 35 ill. Officials believe that the outbreak is linked to contaminated steroid injections that were made by New England Compounding Center, a Massachusetts pharmacy.

According to WAGA, batches of the steroid medication were sent to 75 clinics in Georgia and 22 other states. State health officials are contacting patients that received the injections. So far no one in Georgia has contracted the rare form of meningitis.

Symptoms of meningitis include fever, headaches and swelling and redness near the injection site. Individuals should contact their physicians, if they experience any of these symptoms.

If you or a loved one has become ill from a tainted medication, you may have legal and financial recourse. Contact the medical malpractice attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm to explore your legal options.

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