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Number Of Meningitis Cases In State Jumps To Six

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The number of cases of fungal meningitis in New Hampshire now stands at six. Public health officials today announcedtwo more cases of the infection.

The patients all received tainted steroid injections manufactured by New England Compounding Company. The Massachusetts-based manufacturer has since recalled all of its products.

On Monday, the FDA announcedthat two other injectables made by NECC could pose a risk.

The CDC reports 15 deaths and 214 cases nationally.

Fungal meningitis is an infection in the lining of the brain and central nervous system. This particular form cannot be spread person-to-person.

Todd started as a news correspondent with NHPR in 2009. He spent nearly a decade in the non-profit world, working with international development agencies and anti-poverty groups. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University.
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