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CDC: Cases of fungal meningitis from steroid shots rise to 419; deaths hit 30.

11/05/2012 03:28 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
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: 419, including 10 joint infections.

Deaths: 30.

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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Online:

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

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