CDC: Meningitis outbreak hits 19th state, sickens 347

10/30/2012 | Reuters

The CDC reported on Monday that the meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections has spread to 19 states, after Rhode Island reported its first case. Total cases now stand at 347, including 25 deaths, the agency said. Among the 23 states that received the tainted steroids, only California, Connecticut, Nevada, and West Virginia have not reported cases of fungal meningitis.

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