Breaking: 'Probable' Bacterial Meningitis In Boston Latin Student

This just in from the Boston Public Health Commission, suggesting that we'll know more after 11:

MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Availability on Probable Case of Bacterial Meningitis

BOSTON – Dr. Anita Barry, director of the Infectious Disease Bureau at the Boston Public Health Commission, will be available at 11 a.m. today, Monday, Nov. 21, for interviews to discuss the probable case of bacterial meningitis involving a student at Boston Latin Academy.

Here is the CDC page on meningitis, and Fox news reports on the Boston Latin case here:

"The school's director of media relations says a probable case of bacterial meningitis was diagnosed over the weekend. The Boston Public Health Commission is calling the risk of transmission very low.
Parents should look out for symptoms such as fever, headaches, stiff neck and vomiting.
Last week, Hopedale announced a case of meningitis in their school district."

This program aired on November 21, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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