Public Health

Another Meningitis Death in Tennessee

Death toll now at 25

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The U.S. death toll from a meningitis outbreak tied to contaminated steroid injections reached 25 on Friday following another death in Tennessee, the state where the problem was first discovered, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

In its daily update on the meningitis emergency, the CDC said the latest fatality brings the number of deaths to 10 in Tennessee, the most of any state.

Michigan has reported five deaths, Florida and Indiana three each, Virginia two, and Maryland and North Carolina one each.

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