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Meningitis cases rise to 205

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The fungal meningitis caused by a contaminated steroid has hit 205 reported cases in the U.S., officials said Sunday.

The Centers for Disease Control reported 14 states being affected by the disease, including Tennessee, with 53 cases and 6 deaths confirmed, reported the NASDAQ.

Of the 205 cases, 15 deaths have resulted, according to Reuters.

The cause of the outbreak is linked to a Massachusetts company who shipped vials that may have been tainted to 23 states and 76 medical facilities. The NECC distributed thousands of vials possibly containing a contaminated steroid, putting up to 14,000 people at risk of contracting meningitis, according to health officials.

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