More Meningitis Created by kblakeslee on 10/19/2012 1:14:14 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The number of fungal meningitis cases linked to injections of a recalled back pain medication has risen to 35 in Indiana.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported one new case Friday. Two Indiana patients have died.
The state agency has released no details about the two deaths or the clinics they're linked to. Its policy is to withhold details about where the Indiana cases are located.
Relatives of 89-year-old Pauline Burema of Cassopolis, Mich., have said they believe she contracted the disease after receiving an injection at the OSMC Outpatient Surgery Center in Elkhart.
Burema died Oct. 10, and the family has been awaiting autopsy results on the cause.