Case of viral meningitis at Batavia High School

Posted at 7:54 PM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 19:54:27-04

The Batavia School District is warning families after someone was diagnosed with a case of viral meningitis at the high school.

Viral meningitis affects the lining of your spinal cord and brain, and can be spread by person-to-person contact or a cough, just like the common cold virus.

Common symptoms include a fever, headache, stiff neck, sensitivity to brigh light, sleepiness or trouble walking.

Most people recover from viral meningitis on their own within seven to ten days.

Questions should be addressed to the Nancy Haitz, Director of Health Services at 585-343-2480 extension 2004.