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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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Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
Porsche tops in annual survey of vehicle quality
DETROIT (AP) -- Porsche is the top performer in an annual survey of new vehicle quality.
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