HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials say no patients who may have received injections of medication linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak have so far reported troubling symptoms.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Interventional Spine & Sports Medicine in Middlebury is the only Connecticut medical practice that received the steroids.
The state health department says 37 of the 39 patients who may have received the steroids have been contacted. The department said the practice reached out to the other two, and is working with the state to contact them directly.
The practice received doses of the steroid from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. Federal health investigators have focused on the specialty pharmacy company as they seek a source of the meningitis outbreak, which has killed five people and sickened 47 others in seven states.