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Meningitis outbreak toll: 338 cases, 25 deaths

By The Associated Press
EMAIL STORY CONTACT EDITOR PRINT
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Georgia reported its first case linked to the outbreak a few days ago.
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: 338, including seven joint infections.

Deaths: 25.

States: 18; Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
Associated Categories: National News

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