U.S. meningitis outbreak increases to 91 cases

Oct 7 (Reuters) - U.S. government officials reported onSunday an additional 27 cases in a fungal meningitis outbreaklinked to steroid injections that has killed seven people andnow affected 91 in nine states.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporteda total of 91 cases in an update on its website, up from 64 onSaturday. Reuters had reported 65 cases on Saturday, includingone additional case after the CDC published its total. Thesteroids injections were given as painkillers.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Jackie Frank)

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