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UPDATE: Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Now Affecting 181 People In Michigan

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Michigan health officials say the number of state residents, infected during a national outbreak of Fungal Meningitis, has risen to 181; there have been 13 related deaths.

The Michigan Department of Community Health says that as of Monday, there have been 68 Meningitis cases, 102 epidural abscesses, 10 joint infections, and 1 stroke.

The Fungal Meningitis outbreak is linked to contaminated steroid injections for back and neck pain.

The steroids were produced by a pharmacy in Massachusetts, called the New England Compounding Center.

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