Meningitis Outbreak Toll: 354 Cases in 19 States

Created: 10/29/2012 3:32 PM KSTP.com By: Michelle Knoll

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: 354, including seven joint infections.
    
Deaths: 25.
    
States: 19; Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
    

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