Meningitis Death Toll Rises

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 11:43am

The number of people killed in a fungal meningitis outbreak is going up. The Centers for Disease Control said today that seven people have died from the illness.

There have been 64 cases in nine states. This outbreak has been linked to steroid injections.
Health officials say around 75 medical facilities in 23 states received the contaminated products.
 

The plant where the steroid was made has voluntarily shut down.

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