Meningitis Spreads to Eighth State

    New England Compounding is seen in Framingham, Mass., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of fungal meningitis that has killed 4 people and sickened another 26 in five states is believed to have been traced back to a steroid manufactured by the New England Compounding Center. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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    A meningitis infection sickened its 52nd victim and claimed another life Saturday, bringing the death toll for the outbreak to seven. The disease spread to Minnesota, where two women are reported to be suffering from the virus. The disease has been traced to infected steroid injections used for back pain prepared at New England Compounding Center, which has since suspended operations. The vials were sent to 76 facilities in 23 states, and it’s unknown how many patients could still be at risk.

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