Meningitis Scare Follows 14K People

It was supposed to make them healthy. But now about 14,000 people who received injections from a tainted batch of a steroid drug are haunted by fears that they may succumb next to a meningitis outbreak that has killed 23. A total of 282 people have contracted the disease so far. Seventeen thousand vials of the drug, made by the New England Compounding Center, were shipped from Framingham, Mass., to 23 states. “I think we’re both terrified that the other one is going to come down with it,” said one 57-year-old woman who received an injection along with her 80-year-old mother.