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4th and 5th cases of meningitis identified in Maryland

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Maryland health officials say they have identified two more people in the state who developed meningitis after receiving a steroid injection, bringing the total people who became ill in the state to five. One person has died.

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced Monday that it had confirmed two more cases. Officials will also be reviewing death records to see if older cases may be linked.

The state has previously said that seven clinics received drugs tied to the meningitis outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 100 people across nine states have become ill and eight people have died. The outbreak has been linked to a steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The steroid has been recalled.

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