Three additional Indiana cases confirmed in fungal meningitis outbreak

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Three additional cases in Indiana have been reported in the fungal meningitis outbreak, announced the Indiana State Department of Health Tuesday.

The cases bring the total of statewide cases to 59, with a total of six deaths.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a total of 510 cases nationwide, with 36 deaths.

About 14,000 patients received epidural injections of methylprednisolone acetate between May 21 and Sept. 26.

According to Indiana State Department of Health, more than 1,500 people in Indiana have been exposed to the contaminated medication through an epidural or joint injection. The shots were linked to the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts.

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