South Lyon East HS student has bacterial meningitis

South Lyon Community Schools say student is undergoing medical care, can't spread disease

Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:32:50 AM EST   Updated On: Oct 02 2013 06:00:22 PM EDT
SOUTH LYON, Mich. -

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.

View: South Lyon Community Schools news release

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
- Headache
- Stiff neck
- Confusion
- 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 noc@oakgov.com.

For more information about bacterial meningitis, go to www.oakgov.com/health.