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Health officials confirm student has bacterial meningitis

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 31 2012 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 01 2012 04:50:19 PM CST

Students at one local school may have been exposed to meningitis, health officials said Wednesday.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

Students at one local school may have been exposed to meningitis, health officials said Wednesday.

A student at St. Anne School in Bethlehem has a confirmed case of bacterial meningitis, officials said.

The disease is spread by droplets from coughing and sneezing. Symptoms include fever, vomiting and a rash.

The student's classmates aren't considered to be at a significant risk, officials said, but if your child develops any symptoms, you should contact your doctor.

You can also call the Bethlehem Health Bureau at 610-865-7087or the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH with questions.