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Steroid-related meningitis cases tied to Framingham pharmacy rise to 47

Posted by Your Town  October 5, 2012 05:19 PM

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NEW YORK (AP) — A deadly meningitis outbreak rose to 47 cases in seven states Friday, as clinics scrambled to notify patients across the country that the shots they got for back pain may have been contaminated with a fungus.

The tally of deaths from the rare fungal meningitis remained at five. But a seventh state, Michigan, was added to the list with four cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

Tennessee’s cases now total 29; Virginia, six; Indiana, 3; two each in Maryland and Florida and one in North Carolina.

Read more of the AP coverage here. Meanwhile, the New York Times raised questions about regulators' oversight of the pharmacy in an article on Friday.

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