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A sample of Aspergillus fumigatus, the first fungus diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

A sample of Aspergillus fumigatus, the first fungus diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

A sample of Aspergillus fumigatus, the first fungus diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
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A sample of Cladosporium species, one of the fungi diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

A sample of Cladosporium species, one of the fungi diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

A sample of Cladosporium species, one of the fungi diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
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Tonya Snyder, a Mycology Specialist in the Vanderbilt Clinical Microbiology Lab for patient care shows a sample of Aspergillus fumigatus, the first fungus diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

Tonya Snyder, a Mycology Specialist in the Vanderbilt Clinical Microbiology Lab for patient care shows a sample of Aspergillus fumigatus, the first fungus diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville, Tennessee...more

Tonya Snyder, a Mycology Specialist in the Vanderbilt Clinical Microbiology Lab for patient care shows a sample of Aspergillus fumigatus, the first fungus diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
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Doris Ortiz, Medical Technician 2, prepares samples in the specimen set-up area of the Vanderbilt Clinical Microbiology Lab for patient care, where the fungal meningitis outbreak was first diagnosed, in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

Doris Ortiz, Medical Technician 2, prepares samples in the specimen set-up area of the Vanderbilt Clinical Microbiology Lab for patient care, where the fungal meningitis outbreak was first diagnosed, in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 2012....more

Doris Ortiz, Medical Technician 2, prepares samples in the specimen set-up area of the Vanderbilt Clinical Microbiology Lab for patient care, where the fungal meningitis outbreak was first diagnosed, in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
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