Department of Health says no public health concern after possible meningitis case

Written by on February 25, 2019

There is no cause for widespread public health concern related to a possible meningitis case in Carbon County, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
Hospital laboratory work involving the Carbon County student described in communications shared last week by local school representatives has not been completed. As a result, no specific diagnosis has been confirmed for this student.
There are several types of bacterial meningitis, and only one form, caused by the type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis, is viewed as a limited public health concern.
People spread the bacteria through respiratory or throat secretions (saliva or spit). This typically involves activities such as coughing or kissing or lengthy living in the same household.


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