Authorities monitoring two cases of meningitis in Belmopan
Authorities are keeping a close eye on two cases of meningitis in Belmopan, involving two young children. This past weekend, a 9-year-old, of United Evergreen School was diagnosed, and early this morning, a 5-year-old was the second to be diagnosed. With meningitis considered a contagious infection, school administrators, daycare owners and health facilities are keeping a close eye on any resembling symptoms that may appear. Director of Director of Public Health and Wellness, Dr. Melissa Diaz-Musa gave a briefing on the current situation, whilst confirming a collaboration between the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.
While the infection is contagious, Dr. Musa explained that the cause of the meningitis would most-likely determine the degree of contagion. Based on the level of contagion, health officials are determining the measures to be taken.
Dr. Musa explained that the critical state of the 9-year-old child is not indicative of the lack of urgency in medical attention.
Love News understands that the child in the index case is in a critical state at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.