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Viral meningitis found in Amelia County

AMELIA, VA (WWBT) -

A student has been diagnosed with viral meningitis in Amelia County.

The school system wants to make clear that this has nothing to do with the deadly "fungal" meningitis outbreak in southwestern Virginia and other parts of the country.

The Piedmont Health District says this is a relatively common type of meningitis and is not a public health concern.

Notices were sent home with students Wednesday, but the school system also made phone calls and posts to Facebook to keep parents in the loop.

If your child has any symptoms, fever, headache, stiff neck or tiredness, they're urged to see a doctor. But the school system is stressing to parents, almost all viral cases are isolated.

Parents with questions are asked to call the school division nurse at 561-2433.

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