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Up to 600 Patients Received Vaccines Tainted With Meningitis

600 Californians part of 13,000 patients who received tainted medicine.

By Chris Roberts
|  Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012  |  Updated 12:01 PM PDT
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About 600 CA Patients Got Meningitis-Tainted Shots

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Kansas State University labs could be filled with dangerous materials very soon.

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Health officials say that up to 600 patients in California received steroid shots from medicine suspected in a fatal outbreak of deadly meningitis, according to reports.

The Associated Press says that state health officials are contacting four health centers where the shots were doled out to patients suffering from back pain.

Eight people have died in other states since receiving a tainted shot. Nobody in California has yet died.

As many as 13,000 people across the country received steroid shots from the tainted batch of medicine, the AP reported.

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