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Another case of fungal meningitis reported in New Hampshire

October 26. 2012 3:49PM

State health officials on Friday announced an eleventh case of illness here associated with a national meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated medication from a Massachusetts company.

The outbreak, which public health officials say is linked to steroid injections produced by New England Compounding Center, has sickened 338 patients nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and 25 people have died as of Friday.

None of the 11 New Hampshire cases has been fatal so far. Eight of the New Hampshire patients contracted fungal meningitis and three were diagnosed with other fungal infections, according to the state health department.

Eighteen states have reported cases of illness in the outbreak, according to CDC.