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Martin Woman Hospitalized for Meningitis

October 11th, 2012 - By Charles Choate

A local woman is one of the 39 cases of meningitis recorded during the outbreak in Tennessee.

Suzanne Killebrew, of Martin, confirmed that her mother, Ann Bequette, also of Martin, is hospitalized at Saint Thomas in Nashville.

Ms. Killebrew spoke with Thunderbolt Broadcasting on Mix 1013 Thursday morning, and confirmed that her mother was being treated with antibiotics for the meningitis.

According to Ms. Killebrew, Ann Bequette contracted the meningitis after receiving the steriod injections for back problems.

Doctors have told the family that Ms. Bequette will be hospitalized for at least two weeks for treatment.