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.