Swine flu isn’t the only thing parents have to worry about when they drop their little ones at the daycare center. A worker at an Okalahoma City daycare center was recently diagnosed with the bacterial disease, meningococcal meningitis. The Oklahoma City-County Health Department sent out a letter to parents at the Childtime Learning Center. The daycare found out last Wednesday and immediately notified the health department to make sure everyone’s protected.
“The letter simply recommends they get antibiotic treatment for the children and to monitor their health to make sure that if they do start to come down with this, they take appropriate action,” said H.R. Holman with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department. The Childtime spokesperson said that they’ve taken extra measures to thoroughly clean their school. According to the Center for Disease Control bacterial meningitis spread through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions. In other words, you may contract this disease by coming in contact with a person coughing or sneezing.
Symptoms of meningitis include fever, intense headache, nausea, vomiting and a stiff neck. If you suspect your child has contracted meningitis from a daycare, please contact us for a free consultation.