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Contaminated steroids cause two more deaths in Livingston County


LIVINGSTON COUNTY (WKZO) -- State health officials say the tainted steroids that were shipped to four Michigan Clinics last year from a compounding lab in Massachusetts, continue to kill and maim.

Two more people have died from the tainted shots. A 75-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman from Livingston County, bringing the total who have died in Michigan to 22.

Three of them come from Southwest Michigan and received their shots at a northern Indiana clinic.

264 michiganders suffered symptoms from the tainted shots and many of them continue to require  regular treatments. 

Angela Minicuci with the Michigan Department of Public Health says Michigan has been hit harder than any other state.  Its inspired doctors to find treatments to prevent the injections from blossoming into full blown cases of fungal meningitis.