Rutherford Student Treated For Meningitis 2-20-2011 - WSMV Channel 4

Rutherford Student Treated For Meningitis 2-20-2011

A student at Homer Pittard Campus School has been undergoing treatment for meningitis, according to Rutherford County Schools officials.

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School officials alerted parents about the situation via e-mail Saturday.
Below is a copy of the e-mail provided by the Rutherford County School system:
Campus School parents,
This is James Evans with Rutherford County Schools. I'm sorry to bother you on a Saturday, but we want to make you aware of a situation we are monitoring. Today we learned that a student at Campus School is being treated for meningitis, but we don't know what type. We don't have a lot of information, but we do know that the student has not been at school for several days. We do not believe that other students are in imminent danger because the health department has not issued any sort of advisory. However we felt like parents at Campus School should know about the situation so they can watch their own children for symptoms. You can find more information about meningitis at the Tennessee Department of Health's website. If you have any concerns about your children's health, you should seek medical attention immediately.
I'm sure the family of the student who is being treated would appreciate your thoughts and prayers. If we receive any additional pertinent information that may relevant to other students, we will notify you immediately.
Thanks and have a good evening.

According to school spokesman James Evans, school officials do not believe there is any imminent danger.
"If there is a general health emergency, the Health Department will notify the media," Evans said.
It was not clear what type of meningitis the student was recovering from, but school officials did know that the student had not been at school for several days.
School officials urged parents to watch their own children for symptoms and to check out the Tennessee Health Department's website to learn more about meningitis.
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