Communication Notice (recommended to be distributed if two or more cases are present)
We have been advised of a suspected case(s) of viral meningitis in our classroom/school. Parent/guardians are encouraged to watch their child for signs of viral meningitis such as fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, decreased appetite, small purplish rash, sensitivity to light, irritability, confusion and drowsiness. Exclusion from school is not required and students can return once they are feeling well.
Please contact a health care provider for treatment or 811 for advice. To find out more, check out this fact sheet on viral meningitis at: https://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/public-health/communicable-disease/fact-sheets-communicable-diseases (go to heading viral meningitis).