By Paul Schmitt
With all area schools now let out for the summer, Kewaunee County Health Services is reminding parents and children about being vigilant in the prevention the spreading germs leading to bacterial infections. The sharing of items leading to contacting the mouth can cause the spread of serious sicknesses including meningitis. Kewaunee County Public Health Director Cindy Kinnard says parents can bring their children in for a booster shot as a preventive measure.
Meningitis is a severe bacterial infection of the bloodstream that can also affect the lining cover of the brain and spinal cord. According to national health statistics, every year in the United States about 2500 people are infected with 300 dying from the disease. You can find tips on how to prevent the spread of meningitis with this story online.
Health Department tips:
How to prevent the spread of meningitis
Do NOT share anything that comes in
contact with the mouth including:
Food or drink from a common
source such as a punch bowl
Do NOT cough or sneeze into another
person’s face. Cough or sneeze into your
sleeve or a tissue.