WEB EXTRA: Meningitis Outbreak Toll

Created: 10/20/2012 2:26 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.
    
Latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
    
Illnesses: 284, including three joint infections.
    
Deaths: 23
    
States: 16; Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
    
CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html

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