meningitis http://wkms.org en Tennessee Continues to See Increase in Fungal Meningitis Cases http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-continues-see-increase-fungal-meningitis-cases <p>Tennessee health officials reported that the number of cases of rare fungal meningitis has increased by five to 49 cases. The number of deaths in Tennessee from the outbreak remained at six as of noon today. At least one person in our region has been diagnosed, according to the Union City Daily Messenger. Six Kentuckians have fallen ill, and one has died. The Kentuckians were infected in Tennessee and Indiana hospitals. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:22:05 +0000 The Associated Press & Angela Hatton 23122 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Continues to See Increase in Fungal Meningitis Cases Kentucky Facilities Did Not Receive Meningitis Tainted Steroids http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-facilities-did-not-receive-meningitis-tainted-steroids <p>A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that Kentucky medical facilities <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis-facilities-map.html">did not receive tainted steroids</a> responsible for a fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed 11 people in the US. However, the Kentucky Department for Public Health reports that five <a href="http://chfs.ky.gov/news/Meningitis+Update.htm">Kentuckians have been diagnosed</a> with the illness after receiving the epidural injections in Tennessee medical facilities. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:52:29 +0000 Shelly Baskin 23017 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Facilities Did Not Receive Meningitis Tainted Steroids The Morning Cram [the shaken, not stirred edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-shaken-not-stirred-edition <p><strong>From NPR: </strong>Scientists answer if <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/10/05/162305178/shake-it-up-baby-are-martinis-made-the-bond-way-better">martinis are better served shaken or stirred</a> in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond release.</p><p><strong>From Kentucky</strong>: Oak Grove issues a <a href="http://wkms.org/post/oak-grove-issues-boil-advisory">boil advisory</a> for Monday due to main line repairs.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 13:03:26 +0000 Whitney Jones 22893 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [the shaken, not stirred edition] Meningitis Outbreak Tied to Back Pain Injections http://wkms.org/post/meningitis-outbreak-tied-back-pain-injections <p>More than 500 patients at an Evansville, Indiana, hospital received injections of a recalled back medication tied to a meningitis outbreak. A St. Mary’s Health spokeswoman says 10 of the 250 patients the hospital has contacted have symptoms of the illness. The steroid injections for back pain were distributed in nearly two dozen states and have been contaminated with a deadly fungal meningitis. The Centers for Disease Control says 35 people in six states, including Tennessee, have contracted meningitis. Five of them have died. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:15:29 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 22886 at http://wkms.org Meningitis Outbreak Tied to Back Pain Injections Meningitis Vaccinations Recommended http://wkms.org/post/meningitis-vaccinations-recommended <p></p><p>School nurses in Tennessee are urging parents to have their children vaccinated against meningitis before the school year starts. Half of the state&rsquo;s teens aren&#39;t vaccinated. Meningitis can be spread through contact such as sharing water bottles and drinking glasses. Ten percent of people who contract the disease die, sometimes within 24 hours. State Department of Health immunization program director Dr. Kelly Moore said the shots are not required in Tennessee, but are recommended.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:42:37 +0000 The Associated Press 20056 at http://wkms.org Meningitis Vaccinations Recommended