12th case of meningitis reported in Minn.

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A 12th case of meningitis linked to a national outbreak has been discovered in Minnesota, health officials reported Tuesday, the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press reported.

The new patient is a man in his 50's, according to the Star Tribune. Eight of the 12 Minnesota cases have been males, according to the Pioneer Press.

None of the 12 Minnesota patients has died, according to the Star Tribune.

Federal health officials traced the outbreak to contaminated steroids produced at the New England Compounding Center, according to the Pioneer Press. Nationally, 438 people have tested positive for meningitis and 32 have died, according to the Star Tribune.

One of the Minnesota patients filed a lawsuit against the NECC Tuesday, the Star Tribune reported.

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