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Ohio gets first case of meningitis in outbreak

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's health department says a 65-year-old man is the first Ohioan diagnosed in the meningitis outbreak that has spread to nine states.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday it has confirmed one case in Ohio.

State health officials say they aren't releasing where the Ohio man lives to protect his identity.

The outbreak has been linked a steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts.

Health officials say four Ohio health care facilities used the steroid. Those clinics are in Cincinnati, Marion and the Columbus suburb of Dublin.

Federal officials say seven people have died nationwide from the outbreak.

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