19th death reported in Michigan linked to contaminated steroids

Published On: Apr 17 2013 01:50:17 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 17 2013 02:12:11 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. -

State health officials say an 87-year-old Livingston County man is the 19th person from Michigan to die as a result of contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.

The Michigan Department of Community Health says at least 262 people have contracted illnesses including fungal meningitis that are part of a national disease outbreak.

The Michigan total includes three state residents treated in Indiana and listed in that state's count.

The state health department confirmed this week that the Livingston County man died on April 11. His name wasn't released.

More: Dr. Frank McGeorge answers meningitis questions.

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