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Health leaders link abscesses to Fungal Meningitis

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(WMC-TV) – A new round of Meningitis could be found in Tenn. According to Tennessee health leaders, patients who received the tainted steroid shots may have an abscess.

And they say those abscesses could lead to fungal meningitis.

Since Thanksgiving, 22 new cases of these localized infections have been identified. The outbreak sickened at least 560 people nationally, and 36 died - most in Tennessee.

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