Topeka-Area School Reports Possible Meningitis Case

By: 13 News
By: 13 News


TOPEKA- A fifth-grade staff member at Jay Shideler Elementary has been diagnosed with a possible case of viral meningitis.

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 sent a letter home to fifth-grade families Tuesday, alerting them to the situation as a precaution.

The letter also provided parents with more information about the illness. The letter says parents should not confuse viral meningitis with the more serious bacterial meningitis.

Viral meningitis can be spread much like a cold - if an infected person coughs or sneezes on someone else; if they don't wash their hands properly before handling food or if they share eating utensils.

Late last month, a USD 437 middle school coach at a football camp was diagnosed with viral meningitis. He has recovered.

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