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"We've taken all the proactive steps we can think of to avoid the spread of any kind of virus," says School Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney. "Whether it's that specific virus or not, we want our kids to be healthy at school."
School officials say the campus has been thoroughly deep cleaned. There are several forms of Meningitis including Bacterial, Viral, Fungal, Parasitic, Neonatal and Amoebic just to name a few. How they are contracted and who they generally affect vary widely. The 2 most common forms of the disease are Viral and Bacterial. The Viral type usually affects babies and kids, and patients usually make a full recovery. Bacterial Meningitis, on the other hand, needs urgent medical attention. Many people who get it are left with a variety of after affects, and 1 in 10 patients die. Yesterday we told you about the Fungal Meningitis cases. Those patients got it during an epidural steroid injection for back pain. It's a much rarer form. FOX17 will continue to follow all these cases and bring you updates as we get them.
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Man charged with faking marriage to visit inmate
May 22, 2013 13:32 GMT
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Washington County authorities say a man faked a marriage certificate so he could visit a woman held in the Johnson City Detention Facility.
The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/14QBr9L ) reports investigators discovered the ruse after the May 14 visit by 32-year-old Robert S. Hicks of Elizabethton. Hicks was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal simulation. He was jailed at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond, pending a court appearance Wednesday.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
Asia stocks rise as Fed official backs easy policy
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher today after investor confidence was boosted by a Federal Reserve official's comments that the U.S. central bank should stick with its super-easy monetary policy.
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Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.