Fairway Elementary School Bacterial meningitis: Miramar elementary school warns parents of case
9:48 AM, Feb 14, 2013
MIRAMAR, Fla. -- Parents have been asked to watch their children carefully after a case of bacterial meningitis has been reported at a South Florida elementary school.
The Broward School District said Wednesday that letters have been sent home to parents of children at Fairway Elementary School in Miramar.
Miami's NBC 6 reports Principal Michelle Engram-McKnight informed parents of the symptoms they should watch for. They include high fever, chills, intense headaches, nausea, vomiting, neck stiffness and a rash.
Officials say children showing any symptoms should be taken to a doctor right away.
School officials say students showing symptoms can't return to school until they have a note from a doctor saying they are no longer contagious.