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OH officials warn patients of potential meningitis

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Health officials in Ohio are reaching out to patients who received injections of a potentially contaminated steroid linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed at least eight people and sickened at least 105 across nine states.

The one Ohio case - involving a 65-year-old man who was sickened - was confirmed Saturday.

State and local health officials are working to ensure that the 430 people who received the epidural injections at four health care facilities in Ohio contact their doctors. The clinics are in Dublin, Cincinnati and Marion.

The Ohio Department of Health said Monday that about 88% of those patients have been contacted but some were not at addresses listed for patient contact information.

State officials say efforts to reach the remaining patients are continuing

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