FORT LEONARD WOOD — Army leaders from Fort Leonard Wood and officials from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a town hall meeting to discuss recent meningitis cases at the mid-Missouri base.
The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at Nutter Field House at the Army base. The public is invited.
Two soldiers have died this month from a form of bacterial meningitis. Fort Leonard Wood officials say there is no known connection between the two cases and no reason to believe other soldiers or support personnel are at higher risk.
Still, four people from the CDC are at the base investigating. Officials have stepped up efforts to inform soldiers on proper hygiene and provide other tips to reduce the risk of meningitis.