SHINGLE SPRINGS (CBS13) – Health officials say three high school students in El Dorado County have been infected with viral meningitis.

The El Dorado Union High School Districts says the three teens are students at Ponderosa High School. Health officials are now taking a look at where the kids traveled in the school and are working to inspect those areas.

Extra cleaning is now underway at the school, as part of the protocol of dealing with viral meningitis cases. Parents are being asked to remind their kids to always wash their hands and avoid sharing water bottles.

According to the CDC, viral meningitis is the most common kind of meningitis. Most people who contract it will get better on their own, health officials say, but people are still advised to see a doctor if symptoms occur.

District and health officials are monitoring the situation.




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