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Pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak issues wide recall


ATLANTA (WKOW) -- The number of people killed in an outbreak of fungal meningitis is going up.

Over the weekend, at least 27 more people have become sick, brining the total number of cases to 91. At least seven people have now died from this outbreak.

The outbreak spans nine states, but so far there are no confirmed cases in Wisconsin.

Now, the pharmacy that distributed the steroid shot linked to the outbreak is recalling all of its products as a precaution.

The New England Compounding Center announced the extended recall on Saturday. The company said in a news release that the move was taken out of an abundance of caution because of the risk of contamination. It says there is no indication that any other products have been contaminated.

The Food and Drug Administration had previously told health professionals not to use any products distributed by the center.

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