10/13/2012 02:30 EDT | Updated 12/13/2012 05:12 EST

CDC: Cases of a rare fungal meningitis rise to 197; death toll rises to 15

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: 197

Deaths: 15

States: 13; Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.