MENINGITIS BOY ON MEND; School sents letter to parents.Byline: CLAIRE STOKER Education Reporter
A SCHOOLBOY rushed to hospital with meningitis meningitis (mĕnĭnjī`tĭs) or cerebrospinal meningitis (sĕr'əbrōspī`nəl), acute inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord. has come out of intensive care.
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Letters have been sent out to all parents of pupils at the Woolton Road school informing them of the situation and telling them the school remains open.
A spokesman for Merseyside Health Authority said: "It is excellent news - it's a horrible disease and it's always nice when an individual has made such good progress. The boy was doing well yesterday and is doing very well today."
All the family and close contacts of Ryan are being treated with antibiotics Antibiotics Definition
Antibiotics may be informally defined as the subgroup of anti-infectives that are derived from bacterial sources and are used to treat bacterial infections. to help kill meningococcal germs which can be carried in the nose and throat.
Dr Richard Jarvis, a consultant in communicable diseases communicable diseases, illnesses caused by microorganisms and transmitted from an infected person or animal to another person or animal. Some diseases are passed on by direct or indirect contact with infected persons or with their excretions. control, said the health authority was awaiting test results before determining any future treatment for those who had been in close contact with Ryan.