The Tennessee Department of Health is now investigating several meningitis cases in Middle Tennessee. Four cases of viral meningitis have been confirmed at an elementary school in Williamson County. It's not clear if students or faculty at Oak View Elementary have been affected.
Patients of St. Thomas Neurosurgery Center who had lumbar epidural steroid injections between the end of July and September 20th may have contracted fungal meningitis. The facility has been closed since September 20th and some 700 patients have been notified. There have been two deaths related to the fungal meningitis cases. If you have any questions or concerns, call the state health hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
You may recall an MTSU student died last month from bacterial meningitis, which is spread by direct, close contact. 18-year old Jacob Nunley lived in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraturnity house on Greek Row.