Confirmed Case of Meningococcal Disease

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Officials with the Benton County Health Department have confirmed that one student at Corvallis High School has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease, a bacterial form of meningitis: a rare and sometimes deadly illness. The Corvallis School District is not releasing the name, age, or gender of the student, who has been hospitalized at … Continue reading »

Lane County Man Contracts West Nile

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It’s late in the year, but Lane County has just confirmed its first case of West Nile Virus. The patient is hospitalized at Sacred Heart RiverBend with a brain infection, which is a very rare case that afflicts less than one percent of infected people. Lane County Public Health says he may … Continue reading »