Judge May Be First Meningitis Casualty

Kentucky Circuit Court Judge Eddie Lovelace may be the first meningitis outbreak victim in Tennessee, the Tennessean reports. The 78-year-old died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Sept. 17, and although representatives from Vanderbilt have not confirmed that Lovelace died from the outbreak, they have confirmed the first reported casualty was a 78-year-old man who died there on Sept. 17. Reports claim that Lovelace’s symptoms and condition were consistent with symptoms of fungal meningitis. Lovelace’s lawyer is working to confirm cause of death.