Health news today: Meningitis Outbreak Across Five Districts in Schools

areflect Meningitis Outbreak

A deadly meningitis outbreak virus infecting student in Michigan schools creating panic among the parents.

The first-grade students from two different schools Spring view Elementary School in Flushing Marshall Greene Middle School in Birch Run infected with viral meningitis and later diagnosed.

Moreover, schools in five districts more reported cases with disease. Meningitis is an infection of the lining around the brain and spinal cord. The bacteria that cause meningitis can spread when people who are infected cough or sneeze.

Symptoms of viral meningitis include fever, stiff neck, severe headache, nausea, vomiting and seizure. These symptoms prevented with washing hands at least for 20 seconds.

Because meningitis outbreak can spread easily, most likely to happen in places where people live close to each other like schools, colleges and dormitories.

The symptoms are more common in children below 5, teenagers and young adults ages 16-25 And adults over 55

Each type of meningitis outbreak has some distinguishing symptoms. you can understand the differences between meningitis and meningitis rash. Fungal meningitis rare type of meningitis caused by a fungus that infects your body and then spreads from your bloodstream to your brain or spinal cord.

Schools have sent letters to parents to take precautionary measures. The individual will not be back in the building until a doctor has provided clearance to return.

The outbreak has made uncertainty in officials with so many cases in such a short period of time.