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.READ MORE: Philadelphia Health Department Declares Heat Advisory For Beginning Of Week
Sheedy says the risk of others becoming ill is small and urges frequent hand-washing to reduce the chance of catching meningitis.READ MORE: Several People Injured After Tree Falls On Top Of Them In Fairmount Park Near Mann Center In West Philly
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.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating Triple Shooting In Philadelphia's Brewerytown Neighborhood That Left 3 Women Injured
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