Hotline For Local People Concerned About Meningitis Outbreak - Northern Michigan's News Leader

UPDATE: Hotline For Local People Concerned About Meningitis Outbreak

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UPDATE: There's now a hotline set up for local people who got steroid shots linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak.

Neuromuscular and Rehabilitation Associates of Northern Michigan is one of four facilities that received and administered the steroid shots for back pain.

The hotline is for anyone who got the shot after May 1st and has questions, but do not show any symptoms like headache, fever, nausea, a stiff neck, dizziness or confusion.

Anyone with symptoms after getting the shot should get medical help immediately.

The hotline number is 231-935-2199.

So far there have been 29 cases and 3 deaths in the state; none are in Northern Michigan.

That's up from the 25 cases that were reported, yesterday.

The CDC says 13,000 people have been exposed to the illness.

137 people over five states have become infected, including 12 deaths.

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