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Second Death in Indiana from Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

27 cases reported in Indiana; 198 nationwide

10/13/2012


(map courtesy of CDC)

Another death from the fungal meningitis outbreak has been confirmed in Indiana.

That brings the state's death toll to two and nationwide, 15 people have died from the outbreak caused by a tainted steroid injection from a pharmacy in Massachusetts.  Two more cases have also been confirmed in Indiana bringing the total to 27.  

It's not known if Indiana's second death was an Indiana resident.  The CDC counts cases by where the procedure was performed, not the patient's state of residence.

Nationwide, 197 people have been infected with fungal meningitis and one person has suffered a peripheral joint infection also caused by the tainted injection.  Illinois becomes the latest state involved in the outbreak with one case reported in the CDC's latest update.

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» Three More Meningitis Cases Confirmed in Indiana (10-12-12)
» Patient Injected in Indiana Becomes State's First Meningitis Death (10-11-12)
» Number of Fungal Meningitis Cases Climbs to 11 in Indiana (10-8-12)
» Fungal Meningitis Cases Jump In Indiana (10-7-12)
» Cases of Fungal Meningitis Climbs to Three in Indiana (10-5-12)
» Doctor Explains Fungal Meningitis (10-5-12)
» Rare Fungal Meningitis Spreads to Indiana (10-4-12)

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