Mich. death toll rises to 8 in meningitis outbreak

Officials said two more Michigan residents have died as a result of the national meningitis outbreak.
AP Wire
Oct 31, 2012

 

The victims are an 81-year-old woman from Charlevoix County and a 64-year-old woman from Wayne County.

The Department of Community Health said Tuesday that there have been 62 Michigan meningitis cases, including eight deaths.

The illness has been linked to contaminated steroids made by a Massachusetts pharmacy and shipped to at least four Michigan clinics. The tainted steroids were injected to relieve pain.

Besides the confirmed cases of meningitis, Michigan officials also report one stroke, four joint infections and 27 abscesses.

 

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