Fungal meningitis cases in NJ rise to 13

(AP) - New Jersey health officials are reporting another fungal meningitis case, bringing to 13 in the state tied to a potentially tainted medication.Health officials

TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey health officials are reporting another fungal meningitis case, bringing to 13 in the state tied to a potentially tainted medication.

Health officials on Thursday say the newest patient is a 48-year-old female in Cumberland County who received steroid injections in August.

The cases are isolated to Atlantic, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

Overall, 11 of the 13 patients remained hospitalized Thursday.

Health officials say more than 600 patients in New Jersey received the steroid injection at six facilities across the state from May 21 to Sept. 26.

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AP wire services contributed to this report.

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