Delaware Co. second-grader diagnosed with viral meningitis

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A Delaware County school is working to educate local families on the serious issue of viral meningitis after a second grader was diagnosed with the infection.

Paul Garrison, the Superintendent of Daleville Community Schools sent home a letter informing parents and caregivers that a case of viral meningitis had been reported at the school.

According to reports, a second grade student at Daleville Elementary collapsed after getting off a school bus near her home on Tuesday. She has since been admitted to the hospital to undergo treatment.

Officials say they have quarantined the bus and done an extensive cleaning throughout the school.

Superintendent Garrison’s letter warns parents to keep an eye out for specific symptoms that might indicate the onset of the dangerous infection, which can include fever, headache, stiff neck, a red rash and drowsiness.

The school district is following the recommendations of the Department of Health.

No other cases have been reported.