Minnesotans experience symptoms after receiving contaminated injections

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Steroid injections have been linked to an outbreak of meningitis in hundreds of Minnesota patients, the Star Tribune reported Monday.

The patients received the injections to relieve pain in their spines. According to the Star Tribune, hundreds out of the 830 people who were injected reported experiencing symptoms typical of meningitis.

The steroid shots were created by the New England Compounding Center, which distributed the shots to two Twin Cities clinics, Medical Advanced Pain Specialists and the Minnesota Surgery Center, the Star Tribune reported.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that any patient who has had this type of injection since May 21 should see a doctor if they experience any symptoms of meningitis, USA Today reported.

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