NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The number of Tennesseans who got sick with fungal meningitis has risen to 80. The good news - no one else has died and the number of deaths in the state remained at 13.
The outbreak has sickened more than 400 people around the country and killed more than 30.
The steroid injections were recalled by the Massachusetts-based New England Compounding Center, and its operations have been suspended. Federal and state investigators have found evidence of unsanitary conditions and practices at the company, and federal investigators are conducting a criminal investigation.
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