Meningitis Outbreak Closes School After 2 Die in Oklahoma

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State and Rogers County health officials say two Oologah-Talala elementary school students have died of a disease related to meningitis.

A 7-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl died Wednesday and Thursday of meningococcal disease. Health officials say four other children in the area have become ill with symptoms and are hospitalized.

Superintendent Rick Thomas says the school is closed Friday and will be closed next week for spring break.

Antibiotics are being offered at the school to students, staff and those who have had close contact with those affected.