Meningitis outbreak reaches 377 illnesses, 29 dead

The outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention totals 377 illnesses and 29 deaths over 19 states — which include Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

— Associated Press