DETROIT (AP) – The number of abscesses linked to contaminated steroids is continuing to rise in Michigan, with four new cases reported in recent days.

The infections are linked to a national outbreak blamed for 67 fungal meningitis cases and 13 deaths in Michigan.

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While the meningitis cases have held steady in recent weeks, the number of related non-meningitis infections continue to grow.

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The Michigan Department of Community Health says there were 142 epidural abscesses linked to the contaminated steroids as of Friday.

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