Meningitis Cases Climb to 47

    FRAMINGHAM, MA - OCTOBER 05:  The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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    The meningitis scare is getting, well, scarier. There are now 47 cases reported in seven states: Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Five people have died from the outbreak so far, which has been tied to a New England pharmacy’s contaminated steroid injections. Over 600 vials of the injection were recalled after being sent to 23 states. The Center for Disease Control says the strain of meningitis is a non-contagious, fungal form of the disease.

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