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CDC: Meningitis Outbreak Death Toll Rises To 11

By: AP
By: AP
The number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 119 cases, including 11 deaths.

AP

The number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 119 cases, including 11 deaths.

As of Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak has spread to more than 119 people across 10 states. New Jersey reported at least one illness. The other states involved in the outbreak are Tennessee, Michigan, Virginia, Indiana, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina and Ohio

The rare outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked a steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts that was sent to clinics in 23 states. The steroid has been recalled, and health officials have been scrambling to notify anyone who may have been injected with it.

The New England Compounding Center has said it is cooperating with health investigators to determine the source of the infections.


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