Redstone Arsenal Child Development employee tests positive for bacterial meningitis

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REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.- Garrison Commander Col. Bill Marks greeted parents Friday afternoon as they picked up their child to alert them to the fact that a Redstone Arsenal Child Development employee tested positive for bacterial meningitis recently.

The employee works at the Redstone Arsenal Child Development Center, building 3145, on Goss Road.

“We are proud of the incredible work done by our CDC staff and the great teamwork of the Fox Army Health Center medical professionals” said Col. Bill Marks. “As this could potentially effect anyone from this building, we ask all of our parents and employees to monitor each other for signs and symptoms and to seek treatment immediately when necessary.”

Marks said the employee has a low-grade form of the bacteria, which is a serious condition. She is still hospitalized fighting it. With that in mind, he is asking that people be vigilant for symptoms.

Parents were given information about symptoms and what to be on the lookout for as they picked up their children. Click here for more information on this strain of meningitis, and here for signs and symptoms to look for.