A Central Texas woman has been confirmed to have the first case of meningitis linked to tainted steroids, according to a report by WFAA.
According to the report, she was given the steroid injection at Dallas Back Pain Management, one of two places in the state that received the recalled drugs, the other being Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake.
It is believed that about 130 patients received the steroid shot—114 at Texas Health Harris Methodist and 17 at Dallas Back Pain. All are being tested for meningitis. According to the report:
Texas is the 12th state to report an illness after Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia. So far, 14 people have died and 184 have been sickened by the steroids. Tennessee has had 50 cases, Michigan has 41 and Virginia has 33. Here’s a map showing the national breakdown.