Because of exams, the majority of students from DHC will not be in school for the remainder of the week. However, parents should be aware that other cases of meningitis may occur in our community. The typical symptoms of meningitis are fever, headache, stiff neck, and possibly vomiting. If your child develops these symptoms, it is recommended that you take them to a physician for evaluation. Early diagnosis and treatment of bacterial meningitis can prevent serious illness.
People can carry the bacteria that causes meningitis without becoming sick. However, they can pass these germs to others who may be more susceptible to becoming ill. As always, good hygiene, including washing hands with soap and water, helps to prevent these infections from being passed from one person to another.