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Meningitis outbreak reaches nine deaths

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The Meningitis outbreak has reached nine deaths, including one in Virginia.

Virginia public health officials are scheduled to provide an update on the rare and deadly outbreak Tuesday afternoon. Health officials are concerned the outbreak may get worse.

13,000 people nationwide may have received contaminated steroid injections to relieve their chronic pain.

The New England Compounding Pharmacy in Massachusetts manufactured the steroid between May and September.

The fungus can lurk silently in the body for up to a month before people start showing symptoms.

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