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CDC Says Nine More Cases of Meningitis Confirmed in U.S. Outbreak

Posted Oct 15 2012 1:41pm

Nine more people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to possibly tainted vials of a steroid medication, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 212.

Vials of the steroid distributed by New England Compounding Center (NECC) - implicated in a meningitis outbreak - are pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters October 14, 2012. The outbreak has killed 15 people and put 14,000 at risk of contracting meningitis. REUTERS/Minnesota Department of Health/Handout.

Source: Reuters Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Safety , Meningitis , Steroids
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