Meningitis Outbreak in Virginia

Hey y’all!

This is a very interesting story from our local news here in Blacksburg. I became interested in this topic where in the emergency room with a friend that broke his hand this weekend. All around the hospital was warnings and information on the recent meningitis outbreak. Supposedly, 700 people in the state of Virginia are at risk for this. Here is the article from the local news to find out more information:

http://www2.wsls.com/news/2012/oct/09/fungal-meningitis-outbreak-nearly-risk-virginia-ar-2269823/

Fungal meningitis is caused from the spread of a fungus through the bloodstream to the spinal cord. The following link will give you more information on symptoms, prevention and what exactly it is.

http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/fungal.html

Hope you each hope a great fall break! Go Hokies!

Logan Hand

 

 

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