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Meningitis Outbreak Has Sicken 26 in 5 States

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Health workers say a rare Meningitis outbreak has sicken 26 people in 5 states who received steroid injections for back pain.

Four people have died.

Eighteen of the cases and two deaths are in Tennessee where a Nashville clinic received the largest shipment of the steroid suspected in the outbreak.

The steroid came from a special pharmacy in Massachusetts.

Other cases are in Virginia, Maryland, Florida and North Carolina.

Health workers think more cases are almost certain to appear in the coming days.

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