Maine Child Hospitalized With Viral Meningitis

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Officials at a Maine elementary school say a student there has been hospitalized with viral meningitis.

The Portland Press Herald reports that school officials told parents in an email Saturday that a Cumberland child has been hospitalized. The child attends the Mabel I. Wilson School, which is for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade.

The case marks the second time in a week in York County that a student has been diagnosed with viral meningitis. Parents in Biddeford were told Thursday that a high school student there had been diagnosed with viral meningitis.

Viral meningitis is typically less severe than bacterial meningitis.

Symptoms include fever, headaches, a stiff neck, poor appetite and nausea, sleepiness or trouble waking up, lethargy and vomiting.

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