Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A drug connected a fungal meningitis outbreak that has claimed at least seven lives was not available at Central New York health-care facilities, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
More than 90 cases of the condition have been confirmed in nine states: Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia.
The steroid, which is used to ease back pain, originated at a Massachusetts pharmacy and has been recalled.
The closest location to Central New York that distributed the drug was Rochester Brain and Spine.
13WHAM-TV in Rochester is reporting that 12 people in that area are being tested for the condition.
The CDC has posted a list of facilities that received the drug on its website