Meningitis death causing concern for parents

By Morgan Chesky - bio | email

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The recent death of a Gregg County teenager from Meningitis, is causing concern among parents and the Gregg County Health Department wants you to be aware of possible treatment.

They say the key is early detection. Since no one close to the teen has experienced symptoms since the death in May, the Gregg County health officials says it's a strong indication parents should not be concerned about possible exposure to their child.

"If a child has not exhibited symptoms by this time then we would say that there's probably no exposure risk there and truly no cause for parents to be overly concerned," said county nurse Bettie Clark.

The state of Texas requires school children up to the 8th grade to get a Meningitis vaccine.

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