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Two more meningitis cases found in Ohio; linked to steroids

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -

Ohio has two more meningitis cases linked to recalled steroid injections and a deadly outbreak, bringing the state's total to three cases, according to the Associated Press.

The Ohio Department of Health said Thursday that a 39-year-old Morrow County woman and 40-year-old Crawford County woman were sickened. Ohio's first case was a 65-year-old Hamilton County man.

The injections, used for back pain, were sent to four clinics in Marion, Cincinnati and Dublin. They were made by the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts. 

The government says 170 people have been sickened in 11 states and 14 of them have died in the outbreak of rare fungal meningitis.

The state initially said 430 patients received the injections but revised that number to 422. All but a few have been warned to be alert for symptoms.

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