State Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner said Friday morning that the number of confirmed cases of fungal meningitis in Tennessee has risen to 29, up from 25 Thursday.
Three Tennesseans have died as a result of the outbreak associated with epidural steroid injections .
Dreyzehner said the department has told all clinics to avoid using materials from the New England Compounding Center, the source of materials linked to the outbreak. He emphasized that evidence indicates this is product issue.
Symptoms of particular concern, Dreyzehner said, include headache, fever, stiff neck and unsteady gait.
Health officials plan to continue their investigation through the weekend and provide another update on Monday.