Viral meningitis confirmed in 3 Mid-Michigan districts

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CLIO (WJRT) - (9/19/2018) - A student at E.F. Rittmueller Middle School in Frankenmuth also tested positive for viral meningitis on Sept. 11. School administrators worked with the Saginaw County Health Department on the response.

(09/18/18) - Two Mid-Michigan school districts confirm separate cases of viral meningitis: Clio's Edgerton Elementary and Caro's McComb Elementary.

Both school districts were informed of the diagnosis early to mid-afternoon Tuesday.

Clio superintendent Fletcher Spears is not revealing if the person who fell ill is a student or staff member. Pete Newman, the superintendent of Caro, says their case involves a student.

A doctor must clear both, before they'll return to school.

In the meantime, both Clio and Caro underwent a routine deep-cleaning of their classrooms, buildings, and buses to disinfect surfaces and keep germs from spreading.

School will be in session at both Edgerton Elementary and McComb Elementary on Wednesday.

See the 'Related Information' section to learn more about symptoms and treatments for the illness.

The virus that causes viral meningitis is contagious, so if you aren't feeling well, seek medical attention.

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