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INFECTED Meningitis Death Toll Hits 23 Harrison McClary / Reuters-Landov

Meningitis Death Toll Hits 23

Officials said on Saturday that two more people were killed by a deadly meningitis strain, bringing the official tally to 23, as states report 13 new cases over the last few days. The total affected is now 281. The outbreak was traced back to the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts, which is facing federal and state investigations along with a multitude of lawsuits over tainted steroid injections.

October 20, 2012 3:44 PM