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A sign in front of the Waverly Business Center lists New England Compounding and other businesses Wednesday in Framingham, Mass. An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of meningitis has now sickened nearly 50 people in seven states who received steroid injections mostly for back pain, health officials said Wednesday.

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Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 47

Health officials have identified about 75 medical clinics across the country to help track down patients who got steroid shots linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.

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