Confirmed Case of Meningococcal Disease

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Officials with the Benton County Health Department have confirmed that one student at Corvallis High School has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease, a bacterial form of meningitis: a rare and sometimes deadly illness. The Corvallis School District is not releasing the name, age, or gender of the student, who has been hospitalized at … Continue reading »

Child treated for Meningococcemia

EUGENE, Ore. — A Lane County hospital treated a child Tuesday for a strain of the bacterial infection known as Meningococcemia. It’s a blood infection that lives in the respiratory system, but it’s a different strain of bacteria than bacterial meningitis, which lives in the spinal chord. Lane County Public Health says all persons at … Continue reading »