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Michigan Cases Tied to Meningitis Outbreak Hit 181

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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.

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