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Local school district warns parents of possible meningitis case

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The Morgan County R-II School District sent a letter to parents Wednesday warning them of a probable case of viral meningitis in the middle school.

According to the letter, the district is working with the Morgan County Health Department to take precautions. The district urged parents who may be concerned their child was exposed to the illness to take their child to the doctor.

The letter listed the symptoms of meningitis, which include fever, headache, stiff neck and nausea.

Officials reminded parents that students who may have been sick should not come back to school until they have been without a fever for 24 hours.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, viral meningitis is the most common type of meningitis and is an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. The CDC says some people are more likely to get the disease, including children younger than 5 years old and people with weakened immune systems.

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