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Northern Michigan Student Diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis

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We're learning about a Northern Michigan student who has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.

The student is in 11th grade at Benzie Central High School.

The health department tells us they were made aware of the illness on Monday, a letter was sent home to parents.

The student has been diagnosed with Neisseria meningitides which is spread through close contact with an infected individual who is coughing or sneezing.

Symptoms may not appear for up to 10 days, those include sensitivity to light, fever, headache and a stiff neck.

If anyone has been in close contact with the student, they should see a doctor.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Michelle Klein at 231-256-0210. Or visit the website to the left of the story for information about Neisseria meningitides.

We have also attached the school letter that they sent home to parents for your viewing.