Meningitis outbreak claims Florida man's life

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health (DOH) confirms that a man died as a result of the fungal meningitis outbreak currently being investigated.

The 70-year old died in July, before the discovery of the contaminated lots of New England Compounding Center (NECC) methylprednisolone acetate used for epidural back injections.

A 78-year-old Florida man has also been identified with fungal meningitis related to a contaminated back steroid injection.

Altogether, there are six cases to date in Florida, all in Marion County, with one death.

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