Grant County Health District investigates rare meningitis case

Grant County Health District investigates rare meningitis case
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The Grant County Health District is investigating a confirmed case of Invasive Neisseria Meningitidis, a rare and dangerous form of meningitis typically found in Africa.

According to iFiberOne News, Health District officials say this is an isolated case and no deaths or secondary cases have been reported.

The Health District is working to confidentially identify all community members who could have been in close contact with the infected person. Those people are being contacted to determine if post-exposure antibiotics are needed. The contagious period included in the investigation is from July 18 to July 28.

Locations that people may have come into contact with the infected person during the contagious period include Moses Lake Presbyterian Church, Moses Lake Lutheran Church, Moses Lake Christian Church, and the Beach House Restaurant at MarDon Resort.

According to the Health District, meningitis symptoms include fever, chills, headache and neck stiffness. It advises anyone experiencing any of those symptoms to seek immediate medical care.