Public Health

Twelve More Diagnosed with Meningitis

Total number of cases at 294


Twelve more people have been infected in an outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to a Framingham pharmacy, bringing the total number of cases to 294. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported no new deaths when it updated its infection report Monday.

Twenty-three people have died after receiving steroid injections made at the New England Compounding Center. Three joint infections have also been tied to the steroids, which are used to treat back and joint pain.

The company and a related company with common ownership, Ameridose, are under scrutiny from state and federal investigators.