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Death toll in U.S. meningitis outbreak rises
 

Health officials in 23 states are trying to find patients who, to treat back pain, were given steroid injections that may have been contaminated with a deadly fungus-related meningitis. Seven people have already died as a result of the outbreak, and at least 64 have fallen ill in nine states. The drug was manufactured by a specialty pharmacy, New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass., which last week voluntarily recalled three lots of the steroid.

 

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