Meningitis Cases Break 200

    Shawn Lockhart looks at the meningitis-causing fungus Exserohilum rostratum at the mycotic lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Oct. 12, 2012 in Atlanta. The staff and technicians have been working around the clock to confirm cases and inform the public regarding the multi-state meningitis outbreak that has resulted in 14 deaths. The fungal outbreak is believed to have started at New England Compounding Center where a steroid injection shipment was contaminated with the fungus.

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    The number of people diagnosed with fungal meningitis has risen to 205 across 14 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Sunday. The outbreak has been linked to tainted steroid injections produced by the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts. The company recalled its products, but more than 13,000 people may have used the medication. The death toll from the outbreak still stands at 15. Tennessee leads the country with the most cases—53 in total so far and six deaths. Michigan has also been hit hard with 41 cases and three deaths, according to the CDC.

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