Parents of students at Alton High School have been notified of a case of bacterial meningitis at the school. The robo-caller that is often used to inform parents when school is cancelled was pressed into use last night to inform parents the Madison County Health Department had confirmed a case, and to tell them of some of the symptoms.
Assistant Superintendent Kristie Baumgartner says the illness has been confined to a single student at this point.
Madison County Health Department Director of Nursing, Debbie Knoll, says the transmission of the bacteria is not as easy as you may think.
Symptoms can include high fever, headaches, stiff neck, nausea, exhaustion and lack of appetite. Parents were also advised that if their child experiences any of those symptoms, they should contact their personal physician immediately.