CONFIRMED: Bacterial Meningitis Found at Dyess AFB
ABILENE, TX -- A case of bacterial meningitis has been confirmed at Dyess Air Force Base on Thursday.
According to KTXS, the base released the following statement. "At this time, we assess there is minimal risk to members of the base and our local populace. Meningitis is not easily transmittable from person to person – it requires close contact, such as living with an infected individual or in an enclosed room for four hours or longer. Simply being at the same location or in the same room as an infected person does not increase the chances of becoming infected"
Bacterial Meningitis is a serous infection that can cause serious pain and discomfort. It is potentially fatal in children and infants.
The 7th Medical Group and local health authorities are tracking the issue, and will relay further information as the situation develops.
More information and a complete list of meningitis symptoms can be found on the Center for Disease Control website here.
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