BERWICK, Maine — SAD 60 officials sent parents a letter on Wednesday that says there are two cases of meningitis in the district.
Superintendent Steven Connolly says the district received confirmation of one case of viral meningitis at the Hussey School and an unrelated meningitis case at Noble Middle School.
Connolly says the Maine Center for Disease Control stresses there is no need for major concern, but he says he felt he should provide parents with precautionary information.
The Maine CDC says symptoms of viral meningitis include: fever, headache, stiff neck, sensitivity to bright lights, vomiting, sleepiness or trouble waking up, lethargy, lack of appetite and nausea.
Connolly says there is no reason to believe either case has anything to do with the school setting, but the staff is taking the following precautions: more frequent antibacterial cleaning of bathrooms, faucets and drinking fountains, classrooms and the cafeteria.
For more information on viral meningitis from the Maine CDC, click here.