Two more cases of viral meningitis reported in Owosso, North Branch schools

Two more cases of viral meningitis have been reported in area schools, one in Owosso and one in North Branch. (Photo: MGN)

MID-MICHIGAN – Two more cases of viral meningitis have been reported in area schools, one in Owosso and one in North Branch.

According to a release from North Branch schools, a 6th grade student at Ruth Fox Middle School has been diagnosed with the disease.

Upon discovery, school officials contacted the Lapeer County Health Department and were provided information relating to the disease.

School officials say custodial staff will do a thorough cleaning throughout all buildings.

A second case involving a staff member at Bentley Bright Beginnings having the disease was reported by the Owosso school district Friday.

Both of these cases come on the heels of a second case of viral meningitis being report at Frankenmuth High School Monday.

Two other cases, one in Clio and one in Caro, were also reported last week.

Common symptoms of viral meningitis are fever, severe headache, stiff neck, sensitivity to bright lights, drowsiness or confusion, and nausea and vomiting. These symptoms usually last seven to ten days.


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