Viral meningitis may be caused by a variety of viruses.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:
Symptoms usually consist of headache, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, and low-grade fever. Sometimes a rash may appear. A stiff neck, respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms also occur.
Illness usually mild, lasting two to seven days.
MODE OF TRANSMISSION:
Unknown. Viral meningitis is very common, especially from July through October.
Depends on the etiology.
PERIOD OF COMMUNICABILITY:
Vary with the type of infectious agent.
IMPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOL:
Exclusion of student is not necessary. Notify Coordinated Student Health Services, 754-321-1575.