Two Idaho Medical Facilities Receive Shipments Of Recalled Steroid Linked To Outbreak Of Meningitis


By Paul Johnson

Idaho Falls, Idaho (KIFI-TV) KIFI-TV in Idaho Falls is reporting that a private clinic in Idaho Falls and a hospital in southwest Idaho are the only two medical facilities that received shipments of a recalled steroid linked to a deadly outbreak of meningitis.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare identified the facilities Friday as Idaho Falls-based Pain Specialists of Idaho and the Walter Knox Memorial Hospital in Emmett.
Agency Spokesman Tom Shanahan said doctors at both locations are working to notify patients who may have received an injection of the recalled drug.
So far, there are no illnesses reported in Idaho patients who received the shots taken for back pain. Nationally, 47 people in seven states have been diagnosed with infection, and five have died from the rare fungal meningitis.

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