Following Teacher’s Death, Parents Concerned Kids Have Been Exposed To Meningitis
Antibiotics were given to “children in that classroom, close contacts among the staff and other close contacts of the patient,” according to Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, of the Department of Public Health.
Los Angeles Times:
South Gate Teacher Gets Meningitis And Dies, And Parents Worry About Health Risks
A teacher at Montara Avenue Elementary School in South Gate died last week after contracting meningitis, leading parents to worry about whether their children might have been exposed. The Los Angeles Unified School District issued a statement saying the Los Angeles County Public Health Department "is taking appropriate measures to identify and protect those who may have come in contact with our employee. They have provided preventative antibiotics, as well as information about meningococcal disease." (Kohli, 2/13)
Parents Concerned After Meningitis Death At South Gate School
The Los Angeles Unified School District has confirmed that a South Gate school teacher died last week from meningitis. The death has sparked concerns among some parents, although the public health department says it has taken adequate measures to protect those who were at the greatest potential risk of infection. L.A. Unified has not yet identified the teacher, who worked at Montara Avenue Elementary School. Parents met with school officials Monday. (Lavender, 2/13)