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Fungal meningitis cases rise to 105

NEW YORK – Health officials said the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 105 cases.

The number of deaths rose by one, to eight, with another fatality in Tennessee.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count on Monday. The list of nine states, including Indiana and Ohio, with reported cases stayed the same. Tennessee, Michigan, Virginia, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota and North Carolina also previously reported cases.

Officials have tied the fungal meningitis outbreak to steroid shots for back pain. The steroid was made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts.

The company has recalled the steroid, which was sent to clinics in 23 states. The government last week urged doctors not to use any of the company’s products.

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