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Michigan cases tied to meningitis outbreak hit 181

CONSTANTINE, Mich. (AP) - Michigan health officials say the number of state residents infected during a national outbreak of fungal meningitis has risen to 181, with 13 deaths.

The Michigan Department of Community Health says that as of Monday, there have been 68 meningitis cases, 102 epidural abscesses, one stroke and 10 joint infections.

The fungal meningitis outbreak is linked to contaminated steroids produced by a Massachusetts pharmacy used in injections for neck or back pain.

 

Online:

Michigan Department of Community Health meningitis link: http://1.usa.gov/Wom9rn

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meningitis outbreak map: http://1.usa.gov/Qsw1eU

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