An additional 135 inmates at the men’s Davidson County Correctional Development Center have tested positive for the coronavirus after a round of mass testing at the minimum security jail.
Listen / Health workers in Nashville have turned their focus to homeless people amid a growing outbreak of hepatitis A and some of the first diagnosed cases among people living on the streets. They’re finding it takes some convincing to get many to agree to a vaccination.
Listen / Nashville has become the latest city managing an outbreak of Hepatitis A, a preventable liver disease. The Metro Health Department has confirmed 14 cases — most of which appear to be linked — and expect many more over the coming months.
Listen / When flu season comes around each year, a familiar face from Nashville appears in homes around the country: Dr. William Schaffner. The Vanderbilt doctor has become a media darling when it comes to infectious diseases.
The outbreak of fungal meningitis continues to widen from its epicenter in Tennessee, with a dozen deaths nationwide. At-risk patients who’ve gotten tested are finding some relief in negative results.