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Another case of fungal meningitis in Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Indiana has another case of fungal meningitis linked to injections of a recalled back pain medication.

State Department of Health spokesman Ken Severson said Friday that Indiana now has 52 cases of the illness that's killed four people in the state.

State officials say clinics in six Indiana cities received tainted steroids traced to the New England Compounding Center. The Framingham, Massachusetts, company is linked to outbreaks in several states. About 438 people in 19 states have become sick and 32 have died.

The Indiana Board of Pharmacy voted unanimously Monday to suspend that pharmacy's Indiana license.

The Indiana clinics that received tainted medication are located in South Bend, Elkhart, Columbus, Evansville, Fort Wayne and Terre Haute.

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