Health officials confirm student has bacterial meningitis

Author: , Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published: Jan 31 2012 07:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 01 2012 05:50:19 PM EST
Health officials: Students possibly exposed to meningitis
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.