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CDC: 12 U.S. deaths from meningitis


NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV-AP) - Health officials said Wednesday the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 137 cases across the U.S., including one new death in Florida.

The death toll from the fungal meningitis outbreak is now at twelve in the U.S.  There are no new deaths in Tennessee.

Tennessee, Florida, Michigan, Virginia, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey and Ohio all have reported cases.

The Tennessee Department of Health said Tuesday there could be new patients emerge through the beginning of November.

Officials have tied the fungal meningitis outbreak to steroid shots for back pain. The steroid was made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts.

Cases as of Wednesday:

  • Tennessee: 44 cases, including 6 deaths
  • Florida: 4 cases, 1 death
  • Indiana: 15 cases
  • Maryland: 9 cases, including 1 death
  • Michigan: 25 cases, including 3 deaths
  • Minnesota: 3 cases
  • New Jersey: 2 cases
  • North Carolina: 2 cases
  • Ohio: 1 case
  • Virginia: 27 cases, including 1 death

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