Saturday 25 November 2017

Wexford child being treated for meningitis

By David Tucker

A YOUNG child is being treated for bacterial meningitis at Wexford General Hospital.

The child attended Caredoc and was subsequently admitted to Wexford General Hospital where tests were carried out, which determined that he was suffering from the disease.

Symptoms include fever, vomiting, severe headache, neck stiffness and joint pains, dislike of bright lights, drowsiness or coma.

While it does not comment on specific cases, the HSE said that when a case of bacterial meningitis or other severe illness caused by the meningococcal bacteria, is notified, medical personnel immediately put in place the standard preventative measures indicated for family and other close contacts and undertake contact tracing and follow up according to national guidelines. Local GPs are also notified.

Wexford People

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