Workers can be seen inside the State Health Operations Center in the Tennessee Department of Health on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 in Nashville. Health officials in Tennessee are reviewing recent deaths that were not initially linked to a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.
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. The CDC has said an outbreak of fungal meningitis may have been caused by steroids from the Massachusetts specialty pharmacy.
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As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials said Monday. But itís not clear how many are in danger. Officials donít how many of the shots may have been contaminated with meningitis-causing fungus tied to the outbreak. And the figure includes not only those who got them in the back for pain ó who are most at risk ó but also those who got the shots in other places, like knees and shoulders.