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Tennessee doctor credited with cracking meningitis outbreak mystery

Dr Carol A Rauch of the Vanderbilt Clinical Microbiology Lab for patient care shows samples of Cladosporium species (L), and Aspergillus fumigatus, two of the fungi diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville, Tennessee in this October 19, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Harrison McClary/Files

Dr Carol A Rauch of the Vanderbilt Clinical Microbiology Lab for patient care shows samples of Cladosporium species (L), and Aspergillus fumigatus, two of the fungi diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville,...more

Dr Carol A Rauch of the Vanderbilt Clinical Microbiology Lab for patient care shows samples of Cladosporium species (L), and Aspergillus fumigatus, two of the fungi diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville, Tennessee in this October 19, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Harrison McClary/Files
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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 in Nashville, Tennessee in this file photo taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Harrison McClary/Files

Doris Ortiz, Medical Technician 2, prepares samples in the specimen set-up area of the Vanderbilt Clinical Microbiology Lab for patient care in Nashville, Tennessee in this file photo taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Harrison McClary/Files

Doris Ortiz, Medical Technician 2, prepares samples in the specimen set-up area of the Vanderbilt Clinical Microbiology Lab for patient care in Nashville, Tennessee in this file photo taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Harrison McClary/Files
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