Another Meningitis Case Confirmed in Angelina County - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

01/29/04 - Lufkin

Another Meningitis Case Confirmed in Angelina County

by Alex Carias

The Angelina County and Cities Health District has confirmed another case of meningitis.

Information about the victim is being withheld because of privacy laws.

"The Health District is gathering additional information regarding an illness in Angelina County. Lab tests indicate that a patient with staphylococcal meningitis. Based on the Department of Health protocol, we will not be doing contact preventive therapy. It is not required for this type of situation," explained ACCHD Director Sharon Shaw.

Shaw adds this case of meningitis is not the same strain that killed a six year old Central school boy two weeks ago. Because of the type of virus, preventive treatment was not needed.

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