n outbreak of a rare and deadly strain of fungal meningitis has sickened 26 people and killed five. Those affected received steroid injections, mostly for back pain, health officials say. Eighteen of the cases were in Tennessee, where a Nashville clinic received a big shipment of the steroid suspected in the outbreak. Cases have also been reported in Virginia, Maryland, Florida, and North Carolina. The FDA is probing the outbreak and the pharmacy center that made the drug has shut down.
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