Meningitis case reported at Deerfield Park Elementary School

Letter sent home to parents

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Published On: Dec 03 2013 05:22:26 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 03 2013 11:33:27 PM EST
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -

A case of bacterial meningitis was reported at Deerfield Park Elementary School.

Health department officials didn't say whether the patient was a student or staff member. A letter was sent home to parents on Tuesday.

Bacterial meningitis is highly contagious and affects the lining of the brain and spinal cord.

Symptoms include high fever, chills, tiredness, severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, rashes, and stiffness in the neck and spine.

Anyone with questions is asked to call the Coordinated Student Health Services Department at 754-321-1575.