Meningitis Outbreak: 368 Cases, 29 Deaths


Sydney Lupkin
ABC
October 31, 2012

Another person has died from a fungal meningitis outbreak tied to tainted steroid injections, bringing the total death toll to 29, health officials reported today.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has increased the tally of cases to 377. That’s 368 cases of fungal meningitis and nine joint infections. Rhode Island became the 18th state affected by the outbreak on Monday.

In New Jersey, the state hit hardest by Sandy’s destructive winds and flooding, no new cases were reported, state spokesman Dan Emmer said.

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