Student hospitalized with meningitis

November 11, 2008 1:48:20 PM PST
A Dulles High School 10th grade student is recovering in the hospital from a confirmed case of meningitis. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Health officials are currently trying to determine the type of meningitis. The student is not in a quarantined room in the hospital, and early indications are that it is viral.

If it is viral meningitis, no additional precautions are necessary. If it is determined to be bacterial meningitis, the district, in cooperation with the Fort Bend County Health Department, will provide all students, parents and staff members with additional information and recommendations.

Six Dulles High School students and several staff members who had direct contact with the student have been notified as a precaution. A letter was sent home with all Dulles High students.

Symptoms of meningitis are the sudden onset of high fever, upset stomach, vomiting, severe headache, and stiffness in the neck. Please contact your family physician if any of these or any combination of these symptoms appear.

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