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17th person from Mich. Dies from fungal meningitis

MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan health officials have confirmed another death in the state linked to the nationwide meningitis outbreak.

An 80-year-old Traverse City area man is the 17th person from Michigan to die as a result of contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.

Those steroids were used in injections to treat neck and back pain and have since been recalled.

Officials say at least 258 people in the state have contracted the illness that is part of a nationwide outbreak.