South Lyon Community Schools says a student at South Lyon East High School has been infected with bacterial meningitis.
The student is undergoing medical care and can no longer spread the disease, according to the school district.
The Oakland County Health Division is in the process of identifying and contacting people who have had close contact with the student and is making recommendations on who should have antibiotics to prevent infection.
The school district says the risk of other students falling ill with the disease is low. However, parents are advised to be on alert for signs of bacterial meningitis.
The symptoms of bacterial meningitis include the following:
- Sudden onset of fever
- Stiff neck
- Sometimes a rash
View this bacterial meningitis fact sheet from the Health Division.
Parents, students or staff members who have any questions may contact Oakland County’s Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about bacterial meningitis, go to www.oakgov.com/health.