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Md. health official expects further illnesses

Thursday - 10/4/2012, 6:33pm  ET

BALTIMORE - A Maryland health official says more illnesses are expected from injections of a possibly tainted steroid.

Dr. Lucy Wilson, chief of the state's Center for Surveillance, Infection Prevention and Outbreak Response, said Thursday that hundreds of Maryland residents may have been injected with the product.

Wilson says those cases are currently under investigation.

Wilson says more illnesses are expected because the incubation period is from one to four weeks. She says it's important for people who have received the steroid injection in the spinal area who experience fever or worsening headaches to notify their health care providers. Wilson also notes that the illness is treatable.

One person in Maryland has died, and another person is ill.


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