Cincinnati-area school closes for cleaning after student's viral meningitis diagnosis

HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - St. Martin of Tours School will be closed Thursday and Friday after a student was diagnosed with viral meningitis.

School officials posted to Facebook on Wednesday, saying the student is recovering, but students have been sent home or absent with similar symptoms in recent days.

According to the CDC, viral meningitis is the most common type of meningitis, an inflammation of the tissue that covers the brain and spinal cord. It is often less severe than bacterial meningitis, and most people get better on their own (without treatment). However, it's very important for anyone with symptoms of meningitis to see a healthcare provider right away because some types of meningitis can be very serious, and only a doctor can determine if you have the disease, the type of meningitis, and the best treatment, which can sometimes be lifesaving.

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School officials say a cleaning company will come in this week to do a thorough disinfecting. The school is located at 3729 Harding Ave. in Cincinnati, near the intersection of Glenmore and Harrison avenues.

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