Encampment School alerts parents about Meningitis case

 


Parents of students at the Encampment K-12 School received a letter last week informing them of a case of bacterial meningitis contracted by a school employee. In a letter to the school from Dr. Dean Bartholomew of the Platte Valley Medical Clinic, parents were assured, “...we will NOT need to treat those who were in contact the employee prophylactically with antibiotics at this time.”

According to Dr. Bartholomew, it is important to note that the severity of meningitis depends on the type of bacteria. Based on the preliminary cultures taken from the patient, this form of bacteria, “...



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