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At first officials thought patients would be in the clear 28 days after the injection.
Tuesday they moved that date up to three months.
It's bad news for Virginia Clark.
She received her last injection for back pain in August and thought she was safe from meningitis.
Now she'll have to wait until November.
"That's a long time for people to worry about something like that," said Clark. "I know at least 4 churches that are praying for me. My faith is strong."
State Health Commissioner Dr. John Dreyzehner says health officials expanded the period of risk because some patients were getting symptoms much later than 28 days.
The longest wait so far has been 42 days.
"It would not be unreasonable to consider we may be discovering newly identified patients as late as the end of this month or even into November," said Dreyzehner.
That leaves Clark with no choice but to continue worrying about every headache.
"One of the symptoms is you can't take your chin and touch like that and I'll catch myself when I have a headache I'll start touching my chin down and even exercising my neck to make sure it's moving correctly," said Clark.
Tuesday, October 9 2012, 09:36 PM CDT
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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