russell primary school/disease

russell primary school/disease

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WHAT

Ashland, KY

#1 Jan 23, 2012
ok what is really going on....yes i got the letter they sent home today, stating it is not meningitis..but now people are posting that the little girl died at OLBH from meningitis...if thats not true that is completely inappropriate to post..and if it is true how rude to post it at all just bc u work there and supposedly "know" something. Yes i agree we all have a right to know...my child goes to the same school and I am half tempted to keep her home, but the letter specifically states it was not meningitis. I would hope a school wouldnt lie about that when our little ones could be at risk. This post may not make a whole lot of since and sound like im rambling but i know what im tryin to say and im just annoyed pissed upset and crazed bc i do not know what is going on.
WHAT

Ashland, KY

#2 Jan 23, 2012
SENSE
confused as well

Ironton, OH

#3 Jan 24, 2012
No, I'm confused too... What was the point of sending the letter home unless they thought it was at the school? I had no idea that anyone had died... But yes it makes me worried and I would like to know the truth.
WHAT

Ashland, KY

#4 Jan 24, 2012
I dont know how true the rumor is that they died. But it was posted on facebook somewhere. I tried to call the number on the letter to speak to the RN for infection control but got no answer. I was very uncomfortable letting my child go to school today. I think they could have been a little more informative to the parents. How could you not worry about this? The school had no answer either.
confused as well

Ironton, OH

#5 Jan 24, 2012
I have a 1st grader there... do you know what grade that child was in?
WHAT

Ashland, KY

#6 Jan 24, 2012
I believe 2nd grade....my child is in 2nd as well
resident

Russell, KY

#7 Jan 24, 2012
Call the health dept-
The little girl does not have meningitis, but is ill and needs our prayers.
WHAT

Ashland, KY

#8 Jan 25, 2012
Thank you resident. And yes she and her family are in our prayers.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#9 Jan 25, 2012
I have a question...if anybody has any more info. The little girl that is sick....is she the daughter of the lady that just passed away with meningitis. I was told that the lady had meningitis and her little girl was in the hospital with strep. I have a child that attends Bridges pre-school and I would like to find out if the lady had any contact with the school(I was told that the lady attended church there).

Since: Jan 12

Huntington, IN

#10 Jan 25, 2012
Wow my friend knows this family . . . . :( the mother was sick and vomiting the girl called 911 the mom was d o a . . . Body sent for further info the girl is being held . . . . with same condition as mother. . . . :( pray they find out what it is I would keep my kids home . .
WHAT

Ashland, KY

#11 Jan 26, 2012
Yes she is the daughter of the lady that passed away...'the mother had staph pneumonia is what I heard.' The little girl was purple, thats why they called 911..the hospital was going to quarantine everyone..'they at first thought she had dinghy fever, ruled out as far as I know'..But there are so many stories going around I hear something different everyday. However the part about her being purple and the hospital going to qaurantine is true. Yes she was showing like symptons like her mother. But the school and nobody is telling anything. So who knows...but I would like to know something..........sentences surrounded by (') are hearsay, I dont know how true those rumors are.
so sad

Ironton, OH

#12 Jan 26, 2012
When did this happen & where did they live?
worried

Elizabethtown, KY

#13 Jan 26, 2012
I kept my kids home from school the day after I received the letter. I work with the public and know some that work at OLBH...word has it that the woman passed away from menigitis and that everyone in the ER that night was treated for it. I am super concerned now because I have one home sick with high fever, headache..no vomiting though. The school will just tell you they know nothing about it, that it was the GCHD (health Dept.) that sent the letter. No one wants to be held accountable for any wrong doing. I just want my children healthy and safe at school.
infectious control

Flatwoods, KY

#14 Jan 31, 2012
The mother died from - Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcal meningitis), which caused the the meningitis. Anyone can get it at anytime, it sometimes originates from a simple sinus infection or ear infection.
from the CDC:
Many people, including approximately half of pre-school children, carry pneumococcal bacteria in the back of their nose and throat, and constantly pass them around by coughing and sneezing and close contact.
Carriage of the bacteria is completely harmless most of the time. However, in a susceptible person, these bacteria can cause a wide range of diseases, from fairly minor bronchitis and ear and sinus infections to life-threatening pneumonia, meningitis, and less frequently septicaemia. Sometimes pneumococcal meningitis can develop from milder forms of the infection, such as earache.
Contact with someone with pneumococcal meningitis presents no particular risk. Many people carry pneumococcal bacteria in the back of their nose and throat and although the bacteria are easy to pass on, it is extremely rare for a healthy person to catch severe pneumococcal disease from someone in their household who has the illness.
Outbreaks of invasive pneumococcal disease in a nursery or nursing home or other ‘closed’ setting need prompt investigation. Certain control measures may be appropriate such as vaccination of close contacts or treating close contacts with antibiotics.
WHAT

Ashland, KY

#15 Feb 1, 2012
Thank you infectious control!
The expert

United States

#16 Feb 2, 2012
Sorry but you are wrong. Before you start releasing information you should read up on HIPPA. In addition unless you are a qualified medical examiner you should refrain from determining causes of death. Thank you.
infectious control wrote:
The mother died from - Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcal meningitis), which caused the the meningitis. Anyone can get it at anytime, it sometimes originates from a simple sinus infection or ear infection.
from the CDC:
Many people, including approximately half of pre-school children, carry pneumococcal bacteria in the back of their nose and throat, and constantly pass them around by coughing and sneezing and close contact.
Carriage of the bacteria is completely harmless most of the time. However, in a susceptible person, these bacteria can cause a wide range of diseases, from fairly minor bronchitis and ear and sinus infections to life-threatening pneumonia, meningitis, and less frequently septicaemia. Sometimes pneumococcal meningitis can develop from milder forms of the infection, such as earache.
Contact with someone with pneumococcal meningitis presents no particular risk. Many people carry pneumococcal bacteria in the back of their nose and throat and although the bacteria are easy to pass on, it is extremely rare for a healthy person to catch severe pneumococcal disease from someone in their household who has the illness.
Outbreaks of invasive pneumococcal disease in a nursery or nursing home or other ‘closed’ setting need prompt investigation. Certain control measures may be appropriate such as vaccination of close contacts or treating close contacts with antibiotics.

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