|Published:||Feb 14, 2013 9:36 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 14, 2013 9:36 AM EST|
MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) - Parents have been asked to watch their children carefully after a case of bacterial meningitis has been reported at a South Florida elementary school.
The Broward School District said Wednesday that letters have been sent home to parents of children at Fairway Elementary School in Miramar.
Miami's NBC 6 (http://bit.ly/Ytnfyo ) reports Principal Michelle Engram-McKnight informed parents of the symptoms they should watch for. They include high fever, chills, intense headaches, nausea, vomiting, neck stiffness and a rash.
Officials say children showing any symptoms should be taken to a doctor right away.
School officials say students showing symptoms can't return to school until they have a note from a doctor saying they are no longer contagious.
Information from: WTVJ-TV, http://www.nbc6.net/index.html
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