114 Texas patients received outbreak-related drug

DALLAS, TX

The steroid was administered at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake to treat back pain. Tarrant County Public Health says no patients have been diagnosed with the meningitis. However, hospital President Traci Bernard says the patients have been advised to watch for nausea, light sensitivity and altered mental state, symptoms of this illness, an inflammation of the membranes of the brain.

Health officials say a Dallas-area clinic, Dallas Back Pain Management, also received the drug and gave it to an unknown number of patients.

The outbreak has killed at least five and sickened 35 elsewhere.

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