, Derry, New Hampshire


December 6, 2012

LHS sees fourth meningitis case in two years


“We are not alarmed by this particular situation,” Daly said. “There is no outbreak currently at this high school.”

Symptoms can include fever, vomiting, nausea, headaches, fatigue, a stiff neck, confusion and sensitivity to light, Daly said. Symptoms can last a week to 10 days, she said.

The virus can be transmitted through saliva, Daly said. She recommends frequent hand washing and not sharing food or personal items, including eating utensils.

Greenberg said the district’s daily sanitizing of the school, including water fountains and bathrooms, is expected to prevent other people from contracting the virus.

Shortly after Tenney’s death shook the school district two years ago, an unidentified teacher at North and South Elementary Schools contracted viral meningitis in 2011, but recovered.

A Londonderry High staff member was diagnosed with viral meningitis two months ago and has also recovered, Greenberg said.

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