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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Chris Wilson believes his nephew would still be alive if his college had required him to get a meningitis vaccination. Middle Tennesee State University freshman Jacob Nunley of Dyersburg died less than 48 hours after contracting meningococcal meningitis last year. "That's the most difficult thing to deal with," said Wilson, "the fact that the vaccination was there. All he had to do was get it." Tennessee lawmakers are hoping to prevent future deaths with legislation that would require incoming students at public higher education institutions to show proof of immunization against meningitis. The measure passed the Senate last week and is nearing a vote on the House floor. By Lucas L. Johnson II.