Crook County High School students learned last week one of their students has meningitis. The District is taking steps to keep everyone else healthy. The Health Department notified parents and researched who had face to face contact with the infected student. Karen Yeargain is with the Crook County Health Department.
There's a couple of antibiotics that clear the colonizing of the bacteria. We had between 20 and 30 people we did recommend preventative treatment for. They will take the antibiotics for a couple days. Meningitis is difficult to transmit and no one else has shown any symptoms of having it.