Meningitis Outbreak threatens 13 Alabama residents – News conference scheduled

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MONTGOMERY – News reports are surfacing around the state that 13 Alabama residents have been injected with tainted steroid injections inplicated in the nationwide meningitis outbreak. WSFA in Montgomery and WBRC, Birmingham are reporting that “Alabama Department of Public Health Officer Dr. Donald Williamson says Alabama has two potential links to the nationwide meningitis outbreak. He says 13 Alabama residents were injected with the first batch of recalled medicine that’s been associated with the outbreak. Six were injected in Tennessee; seven were injected in Florida. Dr. Williamson says if it turns out those patients have meningitis, those cases would be included in the Tennessee and Florida numbers.”

The Alabama Department of Public Health has scheduled a news conference for 2 o’clock this afternoon to address this issue. The news conference can be watched on the Web by following this link: News Conference LINK

State Health Officer Dr. Donald Williamson will be updating the news media on the latest developments.

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