Auburn-Washburn School District Reports Meningitis Case

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

The Auburn-Washburn school district is alerting families about a case of viral meningitis.

USD 437 sent a letter Wednesday to its middle and high school families notifying them that a member of the district's coaching staff was diasnosed with the illness. The letter did not identify the staff member or say which sport was involved.

As a precaution, the district says it's disinfected all equipment the staff member may have had contact with at Washburn Rural High School.

Viral meningitis is an infection that can cause fever, headache and rash. There's no treatment, but people normally fully recover. The viral form doesn't have the more serious complications of bacterial meningitis.

The district urges any parents or children who experience symptoms to contact their health care provider.

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