Meningitis Outbreak Death Toll Up to 7
Two fatalities reported in Michigan
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2012 5:05 PM CDT
People enter the building that houses one of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area Medical Advanced Pain Specialists (MAPS) pain clinics, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 in Edina, Minn.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

(Newser) – The death toll in the meningitis outbreak reached seven today after two more fatalities were reported in Michigan, Reuters reports. Overall, 65 people across nine states have come down with the membrane infection that affects the brain and spinal cord. Everyone who has fallen ill had taken steroid injections linked to a Massachusetts pharmaceutical compounding plant, according to the CDC.

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Oct 6, 2012 6:29 PM CDT
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