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Friends and family gathered Monday for a wake for 67-year-old Lillian Cary who died in September, weeks after being treated with contaminated steroids for back pain. Officials say the number of Michigan fungal meningitis cases is climbing.

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Mich. man at risk for meningitis after losing wife

Days after taking his wife off life support, George Cary got a phone call that confirmed his suspicions: Her meningitis-related death was linked to tainted steroid injections at a Michigan clinic that had regularly treated her back pain.

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