The Virginia Department of Health says only two people have died from meningitis in the state. The illnesses are linked to tainted medication from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.
The Centers for Disease Control Wednesday incorrectly reported a third death in Virginia, according to the health department.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a third person has died from meningitis in Virginia.
It's not clear where in Virginia the person died.
The commonwealth has 45 confirmed cases of meningitis. There have been a total of 29 deaths across the country linked to the meningitis outbreak.
On Oct. 12 a person died of meningitis died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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A company with the same founders as the specialty pharmacy linked to deadly meningitis outbreak says it's recalling all its products.
In a statement Wednesday, Ameridose said the voluntary recall comes after FDA officials told the company it must improve its sterility testing. The Westborough company says it has no reports of problems with its products, or any impurities, but issued the recall "out of an abundance of caution."
The company did not say how many products it is recalling.
Ameridose agreed to shut down for inspection earlier this month after tainted steroids from the New England Compounding Center were linked to an outbreak that has killed 28.
Ameridose and NECC were both founded by brothers-in-law Barry Cadden and Greg Conigliaro. Ameridose says it is a separate entity with distinct management.