Meningitis Outbreak Toll: 317 Cases, 24 Deaths


 
 

The Associated Press | | Wednesday, October 24, 2012


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 as reported Wednesday:

Illnesses: 317, including five joint infections.

Deaths: 24

States: 17; Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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Online:

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



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