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Umatilla County Confirms Meningitis in Child

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UMATILLA, Ore. - The Umatilla County Public Health Department has confirmed a case of Meningococcal Meningitis in a child.

It can cause permanent health problems or death.

It occurs most frequently in children under the age of five.

It's spread by coughing, kissing or other exchanges of saliva.

Symptoms include high fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, and rash.

If you have any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical care.

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