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2nd fungal meningitis case reported in Indiana

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COLUMBUS, IN (WAVE) – A second case of fungal meningitis that has been linked to injections of a recalled back pain medication has been reported in Indiana.

This time it was at the OSMC Medical Center in Elkhart. The rare illness is tied to a widening U.S. outbreak that has killed five people.

Six Indiana health facilities received batches of the medication that was recently recalled by a Massachusetts manufacturer. The affected clinics are in Evansville, Fort Wayne, Elkhart, South Bend, Columbus and Terre Haute.

"Never seen anything like it before," said Dr. Jim Turner, Union Hospital in Terre Haute. "So as for how big of an impact it will have on the Wabash Valley? To my knowledge there have been no cases so far, so far so good."

More than 1,000 people in Indiana who received the injections are being notified. So far, there are no patient concerns in Kentuckiana.

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