Meningitis outbreak toll: 137 cases, 12 deaths

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Associated Press

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 10 at 2:32 PM

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: 137

Deaths: 12

States: 10; Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia.

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Online:

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

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