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Meningitis outbreak death toll rises to 7

ATLANTA (WXOW)-- Health officials say the death toll in a rare fungal meningitis outbreak across several states has risen to seven.

The Centers for Disease Control says the outbreak has spread to more than 60 people across nine states. Minnesota and Ohio are the two latest states to report confirmed cases linked to a steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The steroid has been recalled, and health officials have been scrambling to notify anyone who may be injected with it.

The New England Compounding Center has said it is cooperating with health investigators to determine the source of the infections.

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