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Meningitis death toll rises to 23


RICHMOND (WVVA) - The death toll from the fungal meningitis outbreak continues to rise.

The Centers for Disease Control announces two more people have died -- one in Tennessee and another in North Carolina -- bringing the total to 23.

The number of people infected has risen to 284.

Federal investigators link the outbreak to potentially contaminated steroid shots.

The shots were made at the New England compounding center in Massachusetts -- which is now under investigation.

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