bacterial meningitis

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Pointing to tough legal standards approved by the Legislature, an appeals court Wednesday rejected workers’ compensation insurance claims involving allegations that two men developed meningitis after inhaling types of fungus while on the job.

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Health officials say a kindergartner in Palm Beach County has died of bacterial meningitis.

Friends and classmates of an Oviedo woman with bacterial meningitis have been notified they are at risk of the highly contagious disease that causes inflammation of membranes around the brain and spinal cord , the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Health officials suspect bacterial meningitis killed a 4-year-old Pasco County boy, the Tampa Tribune reports. Results from a lab test by the county health department are expected today.