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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Laurel Wilt Disease detected in Robertson County, Hamblen County

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is advising forest landowners to monitor their sassafras trees after detecting new cases of laurel wilt disease in Robertson County and Hamblen County. In the last quarter of 2019, the disease was detected in trees in Montgomery County, Cheatham County, Dickson County and Williamson County.

Sassafras Tree infected by Laurel Wilt Disease.

Sassafras Tree infected by Laurel Wilt Disease.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory Testing and Results from the Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, GA – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s laboratory-confirmed results found on this page are from three New England Compounding Center (NECC) preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) lots recalled on September 26th, 2012.

CDC’s Fungus Reference Laboratory has the capacity and technology to examine fungal isolates under the microscope and to confirm their identification using DNA sequencing methods.

Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections

Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections

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Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak update from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, GA – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with state and local health departments and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is investigating a multistate fungal meningitis outbreak among patients who received contaminated steroid injections.

Several patients suffered strokes that are believed to have resulted from their infections. The investigation also includes fungal infections associated with injections in a peripheral joint, such as a knee, shoulder or ankle.

Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak - Current Case Count

Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak – Current Case Count

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Tennessee Department of Health issues update on Outbreak of Infections, Meningitis, Associated with recalled Methylprednisolone Acetate, October 9th 2012

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has provided an update on the investigation of infections associated with recalled methylprednisolone acetate. His statements from today’s media briefing are included below.

As of 1:00pm on October 9th, 2012, TDH has now confirmed 39 cases of illnesses linked to this outbreak. Of those cases, six have resulted in death of the patients.

Persons by State with Meningitis Linked to Epidural Steroid Injections, as of October 9th, 2012. Four more cases have been reported in Tennessee bringing the case total to 39. Two additional confirmed deaths, bringing the Tennessee total to six.

Persons by State with Meningitis Linked to Epidural Steroid Injections, as of October 9th, 2012. Four more cases have been reported in Tennessee bringing the case total to 39. Two additional confirmed deaths, bringing the Tennessee total to six.

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Austin Peay University Students conduct important Research on the Bats at Dunbar Cave

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On a muggy evening in late June, several Austin Peay State University graduate and undergraduate students hiked up to the mouth of Dunbar Cave in the hopes of finding a few bats.

The group brought with them a large Harp trap, consisting of a metal frame inset with rows of thin fishing line, and three high-frequency microphones and computerized recording units. After setting up their equipment, they sat in the cool dark of the cave opening and waited.

APSU graduate student Veronica Mullen and former APSU graduate student Josh Schulte prepare for a night of monitoring bats at Dunbar Cave.

APSU graduate student Veronica Mullen and former APSU graduate student Josh Schulte prepare for a night of monitoring bats at Dunbar Cave.

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