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Five die in US meningitis outbreak

6 October 2012 Last updated at 02:35 BST

An outbreak of meningitis - apparently caused by contaminated medicines - has now affected 47 people in the United States.

Five of them have died and all of the victims had been taking steroid injections to treat back pain.

With symptoms taking a month to develop, doctors fear many more patients are at risk, as Bill Hayton reports.