An outbreak of a rare but deadly form of fungal meningitis has infected 297 people in 16 states as of Oct. 22, killing 23.
The outbreak is tied to steroid injections, mostly used for relieving back pain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the tainted injections manufactured by the New England Compounding Center have been shipped to 76 facilities in 23 states. But because the company is licensed in all 50 states, all of its products have been recalled.
In this image, a vial of injectable steroids from the New England Compounding Center is displayed in the Tennessee Department of Health in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.