|Published:||Dec 12, 2012 10:27 AM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 12, 2012 10:27 AM EST|
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Broward School District officials say children at a Dania Beach middle school may have been exposed to someone diagnosed with Legionnaires Disease.
The South Florida SunSentinel (http://sunsent.nl/W5hCaC ) reports automated 'robo-calls' were made Tuesday to parents of children who attend Olsen Middle School.
Officials say the person with the disease is not a student.
District officials say they are working with the Broward Health Department and school staff to keep students safe.
Legionnaires Disease is spread when someone inhales vapors contaminated with the bacteria.
Symptoms include high fever, chills, coughing, muscle aches and headaches.
School officials say Olsen Middle School parents are advised to take children to the doctor if they exhibit any of these symptoms.
Information from: South Florida Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), http://www.sun sentinel.com
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