Teen recovering from meningitis
A 16-year-old student at Rochester's Studio Academy High School was sent home Tuesday from Saint Marys Hospital after suffering from meningitis.
The boy became ill last week.
The boy, whose name wasn't released, had what school and health officials believe is a case of bacterial meningitis.
Meningitis can be fatal, but it is treatable if discovered early. The last outbreak in the state occurred in Duluth in January 1999; prior to that there was an outbreak in Mankato in 1995, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Larry Edmonson, Olmsted County's director of disease prevention and control, said most cases of meningitis are isolated. In rare situations, a few other related cases develop.
Other than the 16-year-old, Edmonson said he knows of no other local people sick with meningitis.