A recent outbreak of bacterial meningitis recently occurred at the Life Time Fitness Day Camp in Rochester Hills, MI between July 1 and July 11, 2016 with 219 children ages 5-12 being exposed (Steckroth, 2016). Bacterial meningitis is an infection that causes inflammation of the meninges and can affect people of any age. A person must have direct contact with an infected person’s saliva or nasal secretions and if exposed, the incubation period is one to ten days.”. Oakland County Health Division suggests practicing healthy habits such as turning when sneezing or coughing, washing your hands with warm soapy water, and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Antibiotics are given for people who are infected and the antibiotics treatment will keep the meningitis disease from spreading and help get the infected well (Bacterial, 2016).
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