Teacher at North Olmsted school being treated for viral meningitis

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NORTH OMLSTED  –  A teacher from Maple Intermediate School in North Olmsted is currently being treated for viral meningitis, the school said in a release on its website. This form is not to be confused with bacterial meningitis, which is more serious.

Viral meningitis usually goes away in 7-10 days.

Common symptoms for adults include fever, headache, stiff neck, vomiting and lack of appetite. Symptoms for infants are fever, irritability and issues with sleeping.

**Read more from the CDC about viral meningitis**

The school is encouraging more students and staff to wash their hands.

Custodians are taking extra precautions and cleaning the entire school with disinfectant. They are also aggressively cleaning the busses as well.

The school says they will keep the community informed if and when more information becomes available.