19th death reported in Michigan linked to contaminated steroids
Updated On: Apr 17 2013 02:12:11 PM EDT
State health officials say an 87-year-old Livingston County man is the 19th person from Michigan to die as a result of contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.
The Michigan Department of Community Health says at least 262 people have contracted illnesses including fungal meningitis that are part of a national disease outbreak.
The Michigan total includes three state residents treated in Indiana and listed in that state's count.
The state health department confirmed this week that the Livingston County man died on April 11. His name wasn't released.
Time line of events:
- Suspect steroid in meningitis outbreak sent to Michigan
- Milan man falls victim to fungal meningitis outbreak
- Meningitis outbreak climbs to 39 cases in Michigan
- Ingham County woman is Michigan's 8th meningitis death
- 1st lawsuit filed, meningitis cases on the rise in Mich.
- Michigan infection totals rise to 256 cases