Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Health Officials Review Recent Fungal Meningitis Deaths
Tennessee health officials are reviewing recent deaths that were not previously linked to fungal meningitis after a deadly outbreak has sickened 105 people nationwide. Tennessee Commissioner of Health Dr. John Dreyzehner said that a death on September 26 during the first week of the outbreak was not initially reported to the state until this weekend. That has now increased the number of people killed to four in Tennessee and eight nationwide. Officials did not have many details on what sort of deaths they would review. Officials say there is a fungal meningitis outbreak among patients who have received steroid shots for back pain. That steroid was made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts and the outbreak has sickened people in Tennessee, Michigan, Virginia, Indiana, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina and Ohio. (bg)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

  • Update on ETSU Meningitis Alert
  • Numerous Salmonella Cases Reported in Washington County, TN
  • Kingsport Crash Still Under Investigation
  • Unicoi County Reaches Budget Breakthrough
  • Federal Warrant Leads to Meth Arrests in Bristol
  • ETSU Student Arrested for Shooting at a Johnson City Home
  • Man Arrested in Church Hill For Marijuana Possession and Stolen Car
  • A Hampton Man is Arrested in Johnson City for Selling Drugs
  • A Man is Arrested After JCPD Find Thousands of Pills Under Ex-Wife's Name
  • Kingsport Woman Arrested for Selling Drugs She Obtained From TennCare



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