TN Department of Health confirms five new cases of fungal meningitis from steroid shots.
4 cases involve patients who received steroid pain treatment from an outpatient facility at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
The fifth case is a patient who received the same treatment from the Specialty Surgery Center in Crossville.
This brings the total number of meningitis cases in this outbreak to 18 in Tennessee including 2 deaths.
Counting Tennessee there are 26 cases across the country in 5 states including 4 deaths.
State medical officials are also keeping a close eye on the PCA Pain Care Center in Oak Ridge Tennessee that received steroid injections from the same company that provided it to the other two facilities.
The FDA confirms the compounding company that made these steroids known as Methylprednisolone Acetate is the New England Compounding Center.
Sky Arnold is working on more details on this story.Friday, October 5 2012, 02:46 PM CDT