Paterson, NJ

#1 Jan 13, 2007
A rare case of bacterial meningitis has Ramapo High school in a scare. 2 cases were reported of students who are currently in the hospital. Sports have already been postponed, as the state department has become involved. If anyone is a student of Ramapo High school and is worried about their health, here are a few key factors to knowing if you need to go to a doctor right away:

If you have a high fever
Stiff Neck
Or a rash

Bacterial Meningitis is contagious, but not as highly as the flu or common cold. You have to have been in close or prolongued contact with the other person who has it.(IE: Kissing, sharing of utensils, being coughed or sneezed on directly.) Being in the classroom as the same person or them only breathing on you should not result in the disease being transmitted.

Here is a link for anyone who is interested on the disease:

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