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New Case Linked To Tainted Shots

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Another illness linked to fungus-tainted steroid shots has been reported in Tennessee, bringing the total number of cases of fungal meningitis and other complications here to 140.

Officials have linked 14 deaths in Tennessee to the shots. Nationally, 664 people have become ill and 40 have died.

The New England Compounding Center, the facility blamed for producing that tainted medication, has filed for bankruptcy amid around 180 lawsuits.

In court filings, NECC blamed cleaning company for the tainted shots and demanded they take legal responsibility for the contamination.

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