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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Meningitis Outbreak

MOSCOW -- Forty people in the Komi republic's capital, Ukhta, about 1,350 kilometers northeast of Moscow, the majority of them children, have been infected with meningitis over the past few days, Itar-Tass said Friday.

Meningitis is an infection of the linings of the brain and spinal cord.