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CDC says 1 meningitis case confirmed in Texas

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More meningitis cases are linked to contaminated steroid shots across the country, including one case in Dallas County.

Dallas County Health & Human Services director Zachary Thomas said on Friday the Texas case came from a Dallas County clinic's injection, but the patient does not live in North Texas.

Last week, the health department said Dallas Back Pain Management Clinic injected 10 to 15 people with the tainted steroid before it was recalled.

Texas Harris Methodist Hospital in Southlake received two shipments of contaminated steroid and injected 114 patients.

The Centers for Disease Control now says 14 people are dead and 184 people are infected with fungal meningitis due to the defective product, which was manufactured at New England Compounding Center.

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