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Meningitis outbreak: 15th Tennessee patient dies

Nicole Young • Apr 18, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Another Tennessee patient has died from fungal meningitis after a four-month span when no deaths were reported in the state, officials said.

Carol Wetton, 71, of Guthrie, Ky., died Tuesday at Saint Thomas Hospital from complications from the original infection, said hospital spokeswoman Rebecca Climer.

Her death brings the state fatality count to 15, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

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