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Syosset Student Contracts Meningitis

District advises students to beware of symptoms.

Syosset School District is advising parents to watch for symptoms of viral meningitis after finding out a Syosset High School student contracted the illness.

According to their website, the district became aware of the student's illness Monday. The student has not been identified.

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The district's message stated:

The Nassau County Department of Health advised that if anyone has the signs or symptoms, they should contact their health care provider... Please notify the school nurse if your child has any symptoms that are consistent with viral meningitis, or has recently been diagnosed.

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The disease, which can be spread by person-to-person contact or via insects, is most commonly found in children, according to the New York Department of Health website.

The district attached a list of guidelines from the DOH website. Check out the attached PDF of the guidelines.

Debra November 28, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Was it a high school student?
Heather Doyle November 28, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Hi Debra. Yes, the message said it was a high schooler.

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