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Meningitis outbreak toll: 184 cases in 12 states

Associated Press • Oct 12, 2012 at 2:22 AM

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: 184Deaths: 14States: 12; Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.___Online:CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.htmlCopyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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