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Woman Has Meningitis

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(before 2003)

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Meningitis is a disease. This disease can be very serious. A woman has come down with it and is very sick.

This woman goes to church. She was helping in the kitchen during a Sunday dinner at the church. Hundreds of people were there.

Church members are worried that they could get the disease too. Some people have been given medicine just to be safe. Others who were not as close to the woman are being told to watch for signs of the disease and see a doctor if they start feeling ill.

Doctors say that meningitis is not usually spread through casual contact. This means that unless someone shares something like a drink, cigarette, or a kiss, they are probably safe. Most people at the church have nothing to worry about.

The woman with meningitis has been doing better since she was given medicine. Church members are being careful to watch for signs of the disease. Luckily most people do not need to worry since it does not spread from one person to another through casual contact.

(This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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