Shawn Lockhart looks at the meningitis-causing fungus Exserohilum rostratum at the mycotic lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Oct. 12, 2012 in Atlanta.
Pouya Dianat, Associated Press - Ap
Meningitis outbreak toll: 419 cases, 30 deaths
- Article by: The Associated Press
- Associated Press
- November 5, 2012 - 2:31 PM
An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The medication was recalled in late September.
Latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Illnesses: 419, including 10 joint infections.
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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