Dec 17, 1:21 PM EST

Michigan probe continues into meningitis outbreak

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says a state investigation continues after federal indictments of 14 people in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide.

Schuette spoke to reporters by phone Wednesday after participating in a news conference in Boston to announce the indictments. Prosecutors say some employees of the New England Compounding Pharmacy showed an "extreme and appalling indifference to human life."

Schuette says he can't offer specifics on Michigan's ongoing case, but Wednesday's news provides "a message of hope to victims across the state" that there will be justice.

At least 750 people in 20 states got sick and 64 died after they contracted meningitis and other infections from tainted steroids the company made. Twenty-three of those who died were Michigan residents.

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