Meningitis death toll rises

The death toll from meningitis cases in Tennessee has risen to nine while state health officials report 69 total cases across the state.

This photo provided Oct. 9, 2012, by the Minnesota Department of Health shows shows vials of the injectable steroid product made by New England Compounding Center implicated in a fungal meningitis outbreak that were being shipped to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta from Minneapolis. About 17,700 single-dose vials of the steroid sent to 23 states have been recalled. The outbreak involves 10 states, including Minnesota. (AP Photo/Minnesota Department of Health)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The death toll from meningitis cases in Tennessee has risen to nine while state health officials report 69 total cases across the state.

The number of cases related to tainted steroid injections nationally was 284 with 23 deaths as of Saturday afternoon.


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