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Second Indiana Meningitis Death Reported

Federal Health officials have told the Associated Press that a second person has died from fungal meningitis after receiving an injection in Indiana that’s been linked to tainted steroids used for back pain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the second death on its website Saturday and said three additional cases of the disease had been reported in Indiana, raising the state’s total to 27. The outbreak has affected 13 states and caused 15 deaths nationwide. The name and location of the latest victim have not been released, nor has the location where the injection was administered.

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