"It's something that affects the community. Some of this is happening in Baltimore which is nearby," says local resident Amy Sachs.
Health officials are investigating 26 cases of severe meningitis in five states. There have been four deaths, including one in Maryland and one in Virginia.
"Only the persons who received steroid injections through needles - they are at risk of this fungal meningitis," says Dr. Mohammed Bilgrami of Meritus Medical Center.
The symptoms to watch out for - fevers, headaches, sleepiness and personality changes.