Ohio high school closes after probable case of meningitis
GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district has announced that its high school will be closed Monday after a student died from what health officials say is a probable case of bacterial meningitis.
The Indian Valley Local Schools in Tuscarawas County sent a letter to parents Saturday that said the student’s bus, a school restroom, and other surfaces inside the school will be sanitized. The student hasn’t been identified.
The Tuscarawas County Health Department in a statement on its website said officials learned Friday that a student had died from a probable case of meningitis.
The health department says symptoms of bacterial meningitis can appear quickly and progress rapidly. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, and a stiff neck.
The health department is contacting anyone who recently came in close contact with the student.