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20 Confirmed Meningitis Cases in Michigan, Including Two Deaths

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UPDATE: Health Officials have now reported 20 cases of meningitis in Michigan connected to a rare fungal meningitis outbreak. This count includes two deaths.

There are now more than 60 reported cases across the country. Nine states have shown outbreaks with the latest being Minnesota and Ohio.

The cases of fungal meningitis are linked to injections of a recalled back-pain steroid medication.

The MDCH says four facilities in the state received a shipment of the medication and are involved in the investigation. They are Michigan Neurosurgical Institute in Grand Blanc; Michigan Pain Specialists in Brighton; Neuromuscular & Rehabilitation in Traverse City; and Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital in Warren.

People who got the shots between July and September could be at risk.

 

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