10/12/2012 02:12 EDT | Updated 12/12/2012 05:12 EST

CDC: Cases of a rare fungal meningitis rise to 184; Texas joins list of states with illnesses

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: 184

Deaths: 14

States: 12; Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.