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Steroid-linked outbreak toll: 214 cases, 15 deaths

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: 214; 212 cases of fungal meningitis, two joint infections.

Deaths: 15

States: 15; Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html



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