WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News, Weather, Sports

Meningitis outbreak toll reaches 205 cases in 14 states; death toll at 15

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are reporting the number of cases of fungal meningitis has risen to 205.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of deaths stands at 15.

Fourteen states are now reporting cases. The latest is New Hampshire. Others include Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

The outbreak has been linked to steroid shots used for back pain made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The medication has been recalled.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 174128671 - wkyt.com/a?a=174128671
Gray Television, Inc.