New Haven High School Student Diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis

The condition of the student is unknown at this time, but New Haven High School administrators report the form of meningitis is not contagious.

A New Haven High School student has been diagnosed with a non-contagious form of bacterial meningitis, according to a letter sent home to parents Tuesday. 

The student reportedly became ill at school Monday and was taken to a nearby hospital where it was later determined he or she was suffering from meningitis.

New Haven High Principal Carl Wagner wrote in his letter to parents that he and other administrators "have been in constant contact with the (Macomb County) Health Department to make sure we are responding correctly for health and safety of our students and staff."

While the health department has not given the high school any additional recommendations beyond universal precautions, Wagner said the school will be thoroughly cleaned during the Thanksgiving break as an added safeguard.

No additional information was available on the health of the student as of Tuesday, according to the letter.

For more information on meningitis and its symptoms, view the Macomb County Health Department's Meningitis information sheet.


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