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14 from Michigan Die in Connection to Meningitis Outbreak


14 people from Michigan have now died after receiving tainted medication made at a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.

The Michigan Department of Community Health released late Thursday morning that an 87-year-old woman from Washtenaw County has now died from the meningitis outbreak at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, near Ann Arbor.


The hospital has been on the front lines in this fight. Doctors there have been treating the majority of Michigan's cases, with more than 170 patients since the start in October. Right now, the hospital still has 18 patients hospitlized. While the number of cases of actual menigitis has dropped, the hospital is still seeing patients who are suffering joint or spinal infections.

There were four clinics in Michigan that received that shipment. Statewide, there have been 233 cases linked to the outbreak. They include 64 meningitis cases. There also are 147 epidural abscesses, one stroke and 20 peripheral joint infections.

To find out more about the outbreak and to answer any questions you might have, visit the St. Joseph website.

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