Ohio gets first case of meningitis in outbreak

JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Published:

TOLEDO (AP) -- Ohio's health department says a 65-year-old man is the first Ohioan diagnosed in the meningitis outbreak that has spread to nine states.

State health officials say they aren't releasing where the Ohio man lives to protect his identity.

The outbreak has been linked to a steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts.

Health officials say four Ohio health care facilities used the steroid. Those clinics are in Cincinnati, Marion and the Columbus suburb of Dublin.

Federal officials say seven people have died nationwide from the outbreak.

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