Meningitis outbreak toll: 424 cases, 31 deaths
- Article by: The Associated Press
- Associated Press
- November 7, 2012 - 1:22 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: 424, 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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