CDC: Cases of a rare fungal meningitis rise to 197; death toll rises to 15

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An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.

Latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Illnesses: 197

Deaths: 15

States: 13; Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Organizations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Geographic location: Massachusetts, Florida, Idaho Illinois Indiana Maryland Michigan Minnesota New Jersey North Carolina Ohio Tennessee Texas Virginia

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