MARION COUNTY, Fla. -- The nation's meningitis outbreak has turned deadly in Fla.
The state's Department of Health says a 70-year-old Marion County man died in July, before the outbreak was tied to steriod shots given for pain.
Marion County is approximately 100 miles from Jacksonville and home to all of the six confirmed cases in the state.
Of the 13,000 people who take the shots across 10 states, 120 have become sick and 12 have died.
The Mass. lab responsible for the medication has surrendered its license pending an investigation by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Meanwhile, the head of the Mass. State Board of Registration in Pharmacy, James DeVita, confirms all of the contaminated products have been recalled, and he offered his sympathies to patients and victims Tuesday.
"On behalf of the board, I want to express our deepest sympathy for the patients and the families who have been impacted by this tragedy."
In Fla., more than 1,100 people are at risk. Governor Rick Scott says 700 of them have been notified by the state of potential contamination, and state health officials are working with other state agencies to locate others.
The possibly contaminated products were sent to Marion, Miami-Dade, Orange, and Escambia counties.