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October 5, 2012
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Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., is shown Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. Dr. Robert Latham, chief of medicine at Saint Thomas, said Thursday a patient died there late Wednesday or early Thursday, bringing the number of deaths in Tennessee to three in a growing outbreak of a rare form of meningitis that has sickened more than two dozen people in five states. One of the clinics that used the steroid injection suspected in causing the meningitis is located in Saint Thomas.

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Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo, Director of the Mass. Bureau of Healthcare Safety, answers a reporter’s question regarding a meningitis outbreak linked to medicine from a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 during a news conference in Boston. At rear left is Dr. Al DeMaria, Mass. State Epidemiologist.