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End in Sight for Meningitis Outbreak

End in Sight for Meningitis Outbreak

October 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm

The discovery of new fungal meningitis infections has slowed down considerably here in Tennessee, where the disease was first identified. An end to the outbreak is in sight, according to the state’s top doctors.

Patients at Risk of Meningitis Find Relief in Negative Test Results

Patients at Risk of Meningitis Find Relief in Negative Test Results

October 11, 2012 at 4:33 am

The outbreak of fungal meningitis continues to widen from its epicenter in Tennessee, with a dozen deaths nationwide. At-risk patients who’ve gotten tested are finding some relief in negative results.

More States Follow Tennessee in Offering H1N1 Vaccines to All

December 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm

By the end of this week, the Centers for Disease Control says 35 states will open H1N1 vaccines to everyone. Tennessee was one of the first, opening doses to the general public last week.

Private Swine Flu Test Not Recognized by CDC

May 8, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Brentwood-based Diatherix has begun offering a private test for the swine flu virus. For $250, often covered by a patient’s insurance, hospitals can get confirmation of swine flu in just six hours.

Swine Flu Confirmation Expected to Jump in Tennessee

May 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm

State health officials say the number of confirmed swine flu cases will likely jump in the coming days.

CDC Confirms Swine Flu in Tennessee

May 4, 2009 at 8:31 am

Tennessee health officials announced the state’s first probable instance of swine flu is now its first confirmed case of the virs.

CDC Sends Swine Flu Test Kits to Tennessee

May 1, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Next week, Tennessee will become one of the first states able to officially confirm cases of swine flu instead of sending tests to the Centers for Disease Control.