(09/15/2002)
Three students from Clay County have been diagnosed with what appears to be a non- contagious form of Meningitis, according to Andy Wessels, information director at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He said one case of viral meningitis has been confirmed, and two other cases are suspected. The first case has been released from the hospital, home to continue recovery.

All three students are from the H. E. White Elementary School at Bomont.

Clay County school officials are sending flyers to student's parents, advising them of symptoms. The symptoms include flu like, with fever, headache, body ache and nausea.

The school has been sanitized and cleaned, according to Assistant Superintendent Larry Gillespie.

Read more about the types, causes and treatment of Meningitis
Center for Disease Control


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