SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school classroom has been sanitized after a central New Jersey teacher came down with viral meningitis.

South Amboy Superintendent Robert Sheedy told parents about the diagnosis in a letter Tuesday.

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Sheedy says the risk of others becoming ill is small and urges frequent hand-washing to reduce the chance of catching meningitis.

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Sheedy says the teacher will be absent this week and will see a doctor before she returns to work.

The Middlesex County Health Department is working with the school district to monitor the situation.

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