New Jersey health officials said 46 cases of fungal meningitis had been reported in the state. The cases, five confirmed and 41 considered probable, are linked to a recalled, potentially tainted steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. Nationally, officials say more than 600 cases have been reported in 19 states, including 39 deaths.

State health officials said no one in New Jersey has died from the illness. Twelve patients remain hospitalized.

State health officials recently announced six more cases. They include a 60-year-old Salem woman, a 66-year-old Morris County man, and four Cumberland County residents - a 64-year-old man and three women, 63, 70, and 77.

- AP