The condition and number of the students who attend the school was not released.
There are many different types of meningitis, according to the Tennessee Department of Health, which is a general term for an infection or inflammatory process involving the lining of the brain and central nervous system. There is no relation between the cases of viral meningitis in Williamson County to the cases of fungal meningitis in Nashville where two of eleven people being treated, died. Viral meningitis can be contagious unlike fungal meningitis.
Bacterial meningitis can be life threatening within 24-hours. Last month a Middle Tennessee State University student died from bacterial meningitis.
School officials have notified parents and guardians via newsletters.
Anyone with meningitis questions can call a hotline set up by the TDH and the Tennessee Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
A couple cases of strep throat have also been reported at the school. Friday, October 5 2012, 02:45 PM CDT