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1 clinic in SC received possibly tainted steroids

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

Health officials say one clinic in South Carolina received a batch of drugs used for steroid shots that have been linked to a rare form of meningitis.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Friday that no cases of fungal meningitis have been reported in South Carolina. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 35 people in six other states have contracted meningitis. Five of them have died.

DHEC refused to release the name or location of the clinic, saying it did nothing wrong. Officials say they have notified 177 of the 189 patients who got spinal steroid injections from the clinic to discuss their health and the symptoms of meningitis.

DHEC says residents don't need to worry unless they have heard from the clinic or the agency.

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