meningitis http://wmot.org en More Mid-State Meningitis Cases Under Investigation http://wmot.org/post/more-mid-state-meningitis-cases-under-investigation <p></p><p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)–&nbsp;New meningitis cases are being reported in Middle Tennessee for the third time this week and the fourth time in a month.</p><p>WTVF-TV says officials are reporting four to seven cases of viral meningitis Tuesday among students at Oak View Elementary in Williamson County. Cleaning crews are in the process of disinfecting the school.</p><p>Monday the Centers for Disease Control reported that they’re investigating 11 cases of meningitis tied to a Saint Thomas facility in Nashville. Two patients involved in that case have since died.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 22:52:48 +0000 AP/WMOT 16327 at http://wmot.org Meningitis: Nearly a Third of Tennessee Adolescents Not Vaccinated http://wmot.org/post/meningitis-nearly-third-tennessee-adolescents-not-vaccinated <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (ANFINSON)&nbsp; --&nbsp; One-in-ten cases is fatal, yet nearly a third of Tennessee adolescents are not vaccinated for Meningitis. School nurses in Tennessee and beyond are speaking out on the issue.</p><p>In a campaign to prevent meningitis, the National Association of School Nurses has formed <em>Voices of Meningitis</em>. They provide facts, advice, and video testimonials from real people who have been affected by the disease.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:29:15 +0000 Shawn Anfinson 16180 at http://wmot.org Benefit for MTSU Student Who Died of Meningitis http://wmot.org/post/benefit-mtsu-student-who-died-meningitis <p></p><p>MURFREESBORO, TN (AP/WMOT) – A benefit will be held Sunday night in Murfreesboro for the family of former Middle Tennessee State University student Jacob Nunley.</p><p>Nunley died at Vanderbilt Medical Center September 10<sup>th</sup> while being treated for bacterial meningitis.</p><p>Eighteen year-old Nunley was a Dyersburg native, a freshmen at MTSU, and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.</p><p>WSMV-TV reports that the fraternity will hold a benefit for Nunley’s family Sunday night at the Boulevard Bar and Grill in Murfreesboro from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:00:39 +0000 AP/WMOT 15947 at http://wmot.org