- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich. (AP) - Schools in a Genesee County district are set to reopen following five confirmed cases of meningitis.

The Flint Journal (https://bit.ly/1KIUUvW ) reports Swartz Creek Community Schools has confirmed four cases of viral meningitis and one case of bacterial meningitis over the past two weeks. A middle school student was hospitalized after being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.

The high school was closed Thursday, and all district buildings were closed Friday. The district said in a message posted on its website and social media that all schools will be in session Monday.

Mark Valacak, health officer with the Genesee County Health Department, says the state requires schools to report communicable diseases such as meningitis.


Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint

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