- Associated Press - Monday, February 13, 2017

SOUTH GATE, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles health and school officials are working to identify students and co-workers who came in contact with a teacher who died of meningitis so they can be given preventative doses of antibiotics.

KCBS-TV reports Monday (https://cbsloc.al/2kCT5Mo ) that the woman who died taught at Montara Avenue Elementary School in South Gate.

Los Angeles Unified School District officials convened an emergency meeting Friday night.

The district issued a statement saying school officials are working with the county Department of Public Health to get antibiotics to anyone who came close to the teacher.

Meningitis is rare and risk of infection is low. It spreads through respiratory droplets, coughing and sneezing and can stay on surfaces.



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