UNION CITY, Okla. – A local superintendent has cancelled class for the next two days after three cases of meningitis were confirmed. Just before Noon on Tuesday the Oklahoma Health Department says it is NOT bacterial Meningitis but they have not ruled out viral meningitis.
Superintendent Todd Carel says he is closing the Union City Public Schools through Wednesday while they await test results of three suspected meningitis cases. According to the CDC, viral meningitis is often less severe than bacterial meningitis and usually resolves without specific treatment. But it can be severe or fatal depending on the virus causing the infection, the person’s age, or whether a person has a weakened immune system.
The CDC says bacterial meningitis is usually severe. While most people with meningitis recover, it can cause serious complications, such as brain damage, hearing loss, or learning disabilities.
He says the three cases involve high school teenagers.
Union City is southwest of Yukon and north of Minco.