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Information about disease meningitis (meningococcal disease) at KHiO

The district health service has today been informed that a student at the Academy of Dance has been diagnosed with the contagious disease meningitis (meningococcal disease).

The student is recovering well, and the person’s family and classmates have been notified. Since this is a serious illness, all students and staff are also being alerted to the matter and being sent information about what they should be aware of when noticing any symptoms.

The assessment of the district chief physician is that the risk of contagion is low. If you suspect that you might have meningitis, you should nevertheless immediately contact your general practitioner/ family doctor (fastlege) or the emergency ward (Legevakten, tel. 116117).

Tuesday, 24 April, at 15:30–16.00, a meeting will be held in the Auditorium with the district chief physician, Finn Arne Bovim, who will present information on the matter.

Attached you will find a letter from the district chief physician (only in Norwegian) with information about the illness and its mode of transmission, pathogenesis (development), vaccination and treatment. We encourage all students and staff to read the attached information.