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Michigan Reports 11th Meningitis Death

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Michigan Reports 11th Meningitis Death

CREATED Jan. 3, 2013

The Michigan Department of Community Health is reporting another death tied to the fungal meningitis outbreak.

The death was reported to MDCH Wednesday morning-- an 87-year-old woman from Washtenaw County.

Michigan's case count associated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's multi-state meningitis investigation is now at 233 total cases, including 11 deaths.

For a breakdown of the current 233 cases:

26 meningitis
38 meningitis plus epidural abscess
1 stroke
147 epidural abscesses
20 peripheral joints
1 epidural abscess plus peripheral joint
11 deaths* (One death associated with stroke, two associated with an epidural abscess, and eight among patients counted as meningitis cases.)

*Three additional Michigan resident deaths are being counted as an Indiana cases as that's where treatment occurred.

Additional details about the Michigan deaths:
- Washtenaw County - 87 year old woman
- Livingston County - 75 year old woman
- Livingston County - 50 year old woman
- Ingham County - 88 year old woman
- Charlevoix County - 81 year old woman
- Wayne County - 64 year old woman
- Livingston County - 79 year old woman
- Washtenaw County - 61 year old man
- Genesee County - 56 year old woman
- Livingston County - 67 year old woman
- Washtenaw County - 78 year old woman

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