Testing confirms Glenmerry meningitis cases unrelated

“Further testing has revealed the current meningitis case is a different bacteria from the case in January.” - Karl Hardt, IH

Interior Health (IH) officials have confirmed that two cases of meningitis at Glenmerry Elementary are unrelated.

“Further testing has revealed the current meningitis case is a different bacteria from the case in January,” said Karl Hardt, Interior Health communications officer. “Interior Health can confirm that there are no public health implications and no increased risk for other students and staff or the community.”

The two cases of meningitis in the school were reported to the public last Friday when a letter went home to parents assuring them there is no danger to the rest of the school population.

Meningitis is an infection that affects the lining of the brain and the spinal cord, causing neck pain, lethargy, confusion and nausea.

Dr. Rob Parker, a medical health officer with IH, says the best way to keep the disease at bay is to maintain a thorough hand-washing routine and to make sure all vaccinations are up-to-date.

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