South Lyon East HS student has bacterial meningitis

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr. , Online News Editor, @DaveBartko, dbartkowiak@wdiv.com
Published On: Oct 02 2013 04:16:10 PM EDT
Updated On: Oct 02 2013 06:00:22 PM EDT

The school district says the risk of other students falling ill with the disease is low. However, parents are advised to be on alert for signs of bacterial meningitis.

SOUTH LYON, Mich. -

South Lyon Community Schools says a student at South Lyon East High School has been infected with bacterial meningitis.

The student is undergoing medical care and can no longer spread the disease, according to the school district.

The Oakland County Health Division is in the process of identifying and contacting people who have had close contact with the student and is making recommendations on who should have antibiotics to prevent infection.

View: South Lyon Community Schools news release

The school district says the risk of other students falling ill with the disease is low. However, parents are advised to be on alert for signs of bacterial meningitis.

The symptoms of bacterial meningitis include the following:

- Sudden onset of fever
- Headache
- Stiff neck
- Confusion
- Sometimes a rash

View this bacterial meningitis fact sheet from the Health Division.

Parents, students or staff members who have any questions may contact Oakland County’s Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533 or noc@oakgov.com.

For more information about bacterial meningitis, go to www.oakgov.com/health.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus