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MDCH confirms another meningitis death in Michigan

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(10/18/12) - There has been another meningitis related death in Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Community Health confirms a 62-year-old man from Washtenaw County has died. 

Four people, who received the shot in Michigan,  have now died including a 56-year-old woman from Genesee County.

A fifth person died in Michigan, but she received the shot in Indiana.

A steroid made by a Massachusetts pharmacy has been tied to a national outbreak of the rare fungal form of meningitis.

Four Michigan clinics received the shots.

A lawsuit was filed Monday in Detroit federal court on behalf of any Michigan resident who may have been exposed to tainted steroids.

The MDCH says, as of October 18, Michigan's case count stands at 49 total cases.  That accounts for 45 cases of meningitis including four deaths, three epidural abscess and one joint infection.

Nationwide, 20 people have died.

That according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's latest update.

The case count is at 257.

The steroid injection investigation spans 16 states.

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