Update: Menegitis Death Toll Rises

2:17 PM, Oct 6, 2012   |    comments
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Atlanta, GA -- Health officials say the death toll in a rare fungal meningitis outbreak across several states has risen to seven.

In updated figures posted to its website, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak has spread to more than 60 people across nine states.

The latest cases have been confirmed in Minnesota and Ohio. The outbreak has been linked a steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts.

The steroid has been recalled, and health officials have been scrambling to notify anyone who may have been injected with it.

Click here for more on Menegitis cases in the Triad and North Carolina.

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