They make them for us and ship them to us, and then we distribute them to our locations, he said. Mean Gene has eight locations listed on its website. Have to get our order in for next year probably by the end of October. Health Department Administrator Douglas Toole responded to concerns about bacterial meningitis in the area last week by issuing an alert saying health officials weren’t aware of any cases of the more serious, contagious strains of bacterial meningitis such as Neisseria meningitidis in Vermilion County.A Danville woman who died earlier this month, 22 year old Honesty Kiley, had been infected with a bacteria called stapylococcus aureus, according to medical records shared by a family member.Staphylococcus related meningitis often results from a trauma injury and isn’t contagious, and “that’s the reason why it’s not even reportable,” said Awais Vaid, epidemiologist at the Champaign Urbana Public Health District.Vaid confirmed this case of bacterial meningitis Monday after checking Ms. Kiley’s records at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, where she had been taken for treatment.Ms. Kiley had done gymnastics when she was younger and had done a back flip about a week before she was admitted to the hospital, said her sister, Patience Humblet.”She landed on her feet, but she said when she landed there was some pain,” Humblet recalled.Her sister had sought medical treatment previously at the emergency room of OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville, and after her last trip there, she was immediately transferred to Carle, Humblet said.At the time an ambulance was called, Humblet said, her sister was hallucinating and was experiencing low grade fever and numbness in her limbs.While the Vermilion County Health Department hadn’t received any reports of bacterial meningitis affecting anyone in Vermilion County, Toole said the health department had been informed by area medical providers that there were two cases of viral meningitis and two more cases they were researching.With both viral and bacterial meningitis, people experience symptoms such as headache, stiff neck and low trade fever, but those with the more common viral meningitis generally get better in a few days.
Paul Laudieri, 44, and his wife, Christina Laudieri, 44, of Clinton were summoned on Dec. 11, and each was charged with one count of cruelty to animals, a Class D misdemeanor punishable by fines and up to 364 days in jail, said Emmons. The couple had previously lived in Skowhegan before moving to Clinton..