Meningitis outbreak toll: 170 cases, 14 deaths

October 11, 2012 - 2:34 PM

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: 170

Deaths: 14

States: 11; Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia.

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Online:

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