Ohio Student Dies of Meningitis

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The superintendent of the Oologah-Talala School District says an elementary school student has died of bacterial meningitis.

Superintendent Rick Thomas said Thursday the Oologah Lower Elementary student died and two other students are hospitalized. Details of the death and the child's name and age were not released.

Thomas says state health officials have been sent to the school.

The state Health Department says on its Web site that bacterial meningitis is spread by direct contact with the saliva or body fluids from the nose and throat of an infected person.

Symptoms of meningitis may include fever, rash, headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.