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Your Health 10-30-12: Fungal Meningitis outbreak continues

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More people have died as a result of the fungal meningitis outbreak.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says the death-toll from the tainted injectable steroid-related meningitis outbreak rose to 28 today with 363 illnesses reported across 19 states.

There are three new fatalities.  Two people from Michigan and one person from Tennessee have died since the last tally issued by CDC on Monday.

This update comes after Massachusetts officials closed a second compounding pharmacy after inspection revealed conditions that might threaten the sterility of its products.

On Friday, federal investigators said their tour of the Framingham, Mass., facility of New England Compounding Center found foreign, "greenish-black" material in some vials of the injectable steroid suspected as the cause of the illnesses.

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