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Meningitis Outbreak Toll, 297 Infected

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.

Updated Meningitis Outbreak Totals (CDC.gov)Latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Illnesses: 297, including three joint infections.

Deaths: 23

States: 16; Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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(The Associated Press 2012)

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