Ohio Menigitis

POSTED BY: News Department
Sunday, June 3, 2001 - 06:08 PM
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A menegitis outbreak in Northwestern Ohio has health officials and residents on watch. Students, parents and school staffers lined in streets this morning outside hospitals and clinics to get free antibiotics. That is because a third high school student has been diagnosed with a form of the menigitis disease. Two teenagers from a different high school about 15 miles away died this past week. The student disgnosed with the disease now had attended one of their funerals. Doctors should know sometime later today whether the three cases are from the same strain. Menegitis is spread by close contact, such as drinking out of the same container or sharing an eating utensil. Symptoms from the disease include high fever, headache, stiff neck, confusion, nausea, vomiting, exhaustion and a possible rash.

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