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Meningitis death toll in Tennessee rises to 9

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The death toll from meningitis cases in Tennessee has risen to 9 while state Department of Health officials report 69 total cases across the state.

State health officials on Friday said the meningitis outbreak was tapering off, but left open the possibility of more deaths or new cases. State health officials listed 8 deaths and 66 cases on Friday afternoon. No information on the latest death was immediately released.

Latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Illnesses: 284, including three joint infections.
  • Deaths: 23
  • States: 16; Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Online: www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html

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