Public Health

Four More Die in Meningitis Outbreak

That brings the death toll to 19


Four more deaths have been linked to a meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections made by a specialty pharmacy, U.S. health officials announced Wednesday. That brings the nationwide total to 19 deaths.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) update listed 247 reported infections in 15 states on its web site. The agency had previously reported 233 infected Americans including 15 deaths in 15 states.