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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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Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.