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Meningitis Case At Colorado Springs Catholic School

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Administrators of Corpus Christi Catholic School, located off Cascade Avenue, have notified parents that one student has contracted a viral form of meningitis.

The viral variety is different from the bacterial version, which can be deadly. Still, any version of the illness is troubling. Doctors say both have similar symptoms and are very contagious.

Symptoms can include fever, headaches and a stiff neck. A spinal tap is usually necessary to diagnose which type of meningitis a patient has.

Treatment involves antibiotics and isolating the patient.

The superintendent says the student likely contracted the illness over Thanksgiving Break. Parents and teachers at Corpus Christi are on the lookout for any other students who may exhibit symptoms.


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