Bacterial meningitis reported at S. Fla. school

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 9:34 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 9:34 a.m.

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.

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