Two more meningitis deaths reported in Michigan

(WXYZ) - The CDC is reporting 2 new deaths in Michigan in the multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak, bringing the total number of deaths in our state to 7.

It is not clear exactly where the 2 new victims are from.

In addition to another death in Tennessee, these new deaths brings the total number of deaths from the outbreak to 28 nationwide.

According to the CDC, there are 363 total cases linked to the outbreak nationwide. These include 356 cases of fungal meningitis and 7 peripheral joint infections.

Of those cases, the largest number of cases are in Michigan. We have a total of 93 cases, 4 of which are peripheral joint infections.

The meningitis outbreak was first revealed earlier this month. It has been traced to tainted pain relief shots produced by a Massachusetts company.

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