Windham, NH- Department of Health and Human Services Officials are working closely with school officials after receiving a report that a high school student has contracted Meningococcal Meningitis.
While school officials have yet to release the student’s identity, officials did release a letter to parents of those who might have had close contact with the infected student, saying that the Department of Health and Human Services will be making an effort to reach out to those who might be at a higher risk.
In the event anyone who was in close contact with the student who tested positive for this form of Meningitis, Health officials say to prevent infection, take antibiotics and consult a doctor.
According to Windham High school principal Tom Murphy, not only is the school working closely with Department of Health and Human Services officials to prevent the spread of infection; but also that crews spent the weekend sanitizing the building. School officials also said they’ll keep parents informed on the status of this matter.
For those with questions or concerns regarding infection can contact the Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-852-3345, extension 4496.