Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Teacher has meningitis

The superintendent of a Kansas school district notified parents that one of the teachers had viral meningitis. The superintendent did this as a heads up and to quell gossip and panic. She also noted the differences between the more serious bacterial meningitis and the more common and easily spread viral meningitis.

She said the symptoms for viral meningitis were fever, headache, stiff neck, red rash, nausea, vomiting and drowsiness. Parents were advised to contact their healthcare provider if they noticed these symptoms.

The teacher with meningitis was a coach and doesn’t know how he contacted meningitis.


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