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Indiana Meningitis Cases Rise to 38

The Centers for Disease Control have confirmed the number of meningitis cases caused by a tainted steroid have risen to 38.

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A microscopic view of coccidiodes meningitis.

The number of cases of fungal meningitis continues to rise across the country and in Indiana. The State of Indiana confirms three more cases, which brings the total to 38.

The number of total cases now stands at 284, with three of those being peripheral joint infections. The CDC reports a total of 23 deaths. The number of deaths in Indiana that are tied to the outbreak remains at two.

Tennessee has the most reported cases and deaths, 69 and 9, respectively. Florida‘s Surgeon General has banned the New England Compounding Center from doing business in that state. A lawsuit has been filed in Indiana against companies involved with the tainted back pain medication being blamed for the outbreak.

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