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2 More Fungal Meningitis Cases In NH Linked To Framingham Pharmacy

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CONCORD, N.H. (CBS/AP) – Two more people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis in New Hampshire after receiving contaminated steroid injections.

The state Department of Health and Human Services made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total number of cases in New Hampshire to six.

The outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by the specialty pharmacy New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts, has been recalled.

People in 15 states have been affected. Federal health officials say there have been 212 cases of fungal meningitis, including 15 deaths.

DHHS has set up an information line for people to call with questions about the outbreak at 603-271-6617.

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