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Another case of meningitis in TN reported

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(WMC-TV) - Breaking this morning, another person is now infected by fungal meningitis in Tennessee.

That brings the total number of people sickened to 80 in the state, and 400 across the country.

And so far, 30 People have died. Although, none of the deaths have occurred in West Tennessee, Mississippi or Arkansas.

New this morning, the deadly meningitis outbreak may cost nearly 900 workers at Ameridose their jobs. The Massachusetts plant has the same founders as the pharmacy tied to the outbreak.

Congress has scheduled hearings for next week to investigate how this occurred and how to prevent it from happening again.

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