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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 1, 1998
A Baltimore County school official confirmed yesterday that a pupil at Hereford Middle School in Monkton has viral meningitis, and another is suspected of having the brain infection.But school and health officials told parents that viral meningitis is not communicable from person to person and children at the school are not at increased risk from being exposed to the pupil.School officials sent a letter home to parents Tuesday telling them of the sick pupil."Its not bacterial meningitis, and it's not contagious.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
SARASOTA, Fla. - Around this time last year, Manny Machado spent his spring on a nomadic journey shuffling between the Orioles' minor league and major league camps. He wore No. 95. When he made appearances in the major league camp, he dressed in an auxiliary clubhouse isolated from the big league players. But after an early-August call-up from Double-A Bowie - a move that helped propel the Orioles to the playoffs - the 20-year-old Machado is entrenched in the clubhouse this spring.
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NEWS
By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | June 6, 1997
A fifth-grade teacher at Swansfield Elementary School was diagnosed this week with viral meningitis, a form of the illness far less serious and contagious than the bacterial meningitis that killed three Baltimore-area college students this year.Howard County health officials say the risk of contracting viral meningitis is slim compared with that of contracting bacterial meningitis and that it poses a far smaller risk to those who do get ill."It is usually not readily transmitted and it is not as dangerous," said Dr. Willa Brown of the Howard County Health Department.
HEALTH
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2012
A junior at Glen Burnie High School in Anne Arundel County died Tuesday after becoming ill the day before with symptoms associated with bacterial meningitis, school officials said Wednesday. A letter was sent home to students' parents Wednesday outlining the girl's death and providing facts about bacterial meningitis, which is less contagious than viral meningitis but still deadly, said Bob Mosier, a school system spokesman. The girl's illness has not been confirmed by doctors or a medical examiner to have been from meningitis, but the school system - in consultation with the county health department - decided to move proactively to alert the school community in case meningitis is confirmed, Mosier said.
NEWS
By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1997
Viral meningitis was diagnosed in a fourth-grade western Howard County student this week, but no other cases have been reported at the girl's school or in the surrounding community, Howard County school officials said yesterday.The West Friendship Elementary School student's illness appeared unrelated to another case of meningitis discovered a week before at a western Howard County high school. That case was the bacterial form of the infection.The unidentified girl -- who had flulike symptoms and nausea -- had not attended West Friendship for a week before the #F diagnosis Tuesday, said Patti Caplan, a school spokeswoman.
SPORTS
By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2005
Less than one year after graduating from the Naval Academy as the women's soccer program's all-time leader in goals and points, Stacy Finley died of viral meningitis Thursday in Brentwood, Calif. Finley, 22, had been home on leave for a week when, nine days ago, she developed a headache and nausea. She wasn't overly worried, said assistant Navy soccer coach Rob Blanck yesterday. "She thought she might have the flu, and her mom took her to the hospital on Saturday," Blanck said. "They gave her some antibiotics and told her she had viral meningitis.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer | April 10, 1992
The form of meningitis suspected of killing a University of Maryland senior this week may start with headache, fever and a stiff neck, public health officials say. But the symptoms can escalate within hours or days to life-threatening shock and coma."
SPORTS
By GARY LAMBRECHT | September 21, 2005
Game to watch No. 15 Georgia Tech (3-0, 1-0) at No. 4 Virginia Tech (3-0, 2-0) When -- Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Outlook -- Two fine defenses square off in Blacksburg, Va., where the Hokies have the edge, and not just in home-field advantage. With starting QB Reggie Ball ailing, Georgia Tech probably will lean on redshirt freshman Taylor Bennett, who completed 11 of 30 passes against Connecticut last week. Player to watch Clemson QB Charlie Whitehurst The skinny -- Whitehurst, who leads the Tigers at home against Boston College on Saturday, needs 42 yards to become the 12th player in ACC history to reach the 8,000-yard passing mark.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer | April 10, 1992
The form of meningitis suspected of killing a University of Maryland senior this week may start with headache, fever and a stiff neck, public health officials say. But the symptoms can escalate within hours or days to life-threatening shock and coma."
SPORTS
April 4, 1992
Ferraro, Wiseman 1-2 going into stepladderDave Ferraro of Kingston, N.Y., and Danny Wiseman of Dundalk are first and second, respectively, heading into today's finals of the PBA Tour's $150,000 Toyota Open at Sayville (N.Y.) Bowl. The show will be televised by channels 13 and 7 at 3 p.m. Wiseman earned the second seed with 9,990 pins. A four-time champion, he finished third in Sayville last year. He is 12-2 on television. Del Ballard Jr., Tom Baker and non-winner Philip Ringener are third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
SPORTS
By GARY LAMBRECHT | September 21, 2005
Game to watch No. 15 Georgia Tech (3-0, 1-0) at No. 4 Virginia Tech (3-0, 2-0) When -- Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Outlook -- Two fine defenses square off in Blacksburg, Va., where the Hokies have the edge, and not just in home-field advantage. With starting QB Reggie Ball ailing, Georgia Tech probably will lean on redshirt freshman Taylor Bennett, who completed 11 of 30 passes against Connecticut last week. Player to watch Clemson QB Charlie Whitehurst The skinny -- Whitehurst, who leads the Tigers at home against Boston College on Saturday, needs 42 yards to become the 12th player in ACC history to reach the 8,000-yard passing mark.
SPORTS
September 20, 2005
Pro basketball Blake might join Dixon on Blazers Steve Blake could be teaming up with former Maryland and Washington Wizards teammate Juan Dixon with the Portland Trail Blazers. The pending agreement was reported by The Washington Post last night and later announced by the Trail Blazers. Blake, a restricted free-agent point guard, was in Portland, Ore., last night and has agreed to a two-year contract, Blake's agent, Joel Bell, told the Post. According to a Post NBA source, Portland offered Blake less than $2.3 million for the 2005-06 season, which is what the team had left from its mid-level exception.
SPORTS
By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2005
Less than one year after graduating from the Naval Academy as the women's soccer program's all-time leader in goals and points, Stacy Finley died of viral meningitis Thursday in Brentwood, Calif. Finley, 22, had been home on leave for a week when, nine days ago, she developed a headache and nausea. She wasn't overly worried, said assistant Navy soccer coach Rob Blanck yesterday. "She thought she might have the flu, and her mom took her to the hospital on Saturday," Blanck said. "They gave her some antibiotics and told her she had viral meningitis.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 1, 1998
A Baltimore County school official confirmed yesterday that a pupil at Hereford Middle School in Monkton has viral meningitis, and another is suspected of having the brain infection.But school and health officials told parents that viral meningitis is not communicable from person to person and children at the school are not at increased risk from being exposed to the pupil.School officials sent a letter home to parents Tuesday telling them of the sick pupil."Its not bacterial meningitis, and it's not contagious.
NEWS
By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1997
Viral meningitis was diagnosed in a fourth-grade western Howard County student this week, but no other cases have been reported at the girl's school or in the surrounding community, Howard County school officials said yesterday.The West Friendship Elementary School student's illness appeared unrelated to another case of meningitis discovered a week before at a western Howard County high school. That case was the bacterial form of the infection.The unidentified girl -- who had flulike symptoms and nausea -- had not attended West Friendship for a week before the #F diagnosis Tuesday, said Patti Caplan, a school spokeswoman.
NEWS
By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | June 6, 1997
A fifth-grade teacher at Swansfield Elementary School was diagnosed this week with viral meningitis, a form of the illness far less serious and contagious than the bacterial meningitis that killed three Baltimore-area college students this year.Howard County health officials say the risk of contracting viral meningitis is slim compared with that of contracting bacterial meningitis and that it poses a far smaller risk to those who do get ill."It is usually not readily transmitted and it is not as dangerous," said Dr. Willa Brown of the Howard County Health Department.
HEALTH
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2012
A junior at Glen Burnie High School in Anne Arundel County died Tuesday after becoming ill the day before with symptoms associated with bacterial meningitis, school officials said Wednesday. A letter was sent home to students' parents Wednesday outlining the girl's death and providing facts about bacterial meningitis, which is less contagious than viral meningitis but still deadly, said Bob Mosier, a school system spokesman. The girl's illness has not been confirmed by doctors or a medical examiner to have been from meningitis, but the school system - in consultation with the county health department - decided to move proactively to alert the school community in case meningitis is confirmed, Mosier said.
SPORTS
September 20, 2005
Pro basketball Blake might join Dixon on Blazers Steve Blake could be teaming up with former Maryland and Washington Wizards teammate Juan Dixon with the Portland Trail Blazers. The pending agreement was reported by The Washington Post last night and later announced by the Trail Blazers. Blake, a restricted free-agent point guard, was in Portland, Ore., last night and has agreed to a two-year contract, Blake's agent, Joel Bell, told the Post. According to a Post NBA source, Portland offered Blake less than $2.3 million for the 2005-06 season, which is what the team had left from its mid-level exception.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer | April 10, 1992
The form of meningitis suspected of killing a University of Maryland senior this week may start with headache, fever and a stiff neck, public health officials say. But the symptoms can escalate within hours or days to life-threatening shock and coma."
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer | April 10, 1992
The form of meningitis suspected of killing a University of Maryland senior this week may start with headache, fever and a stiff neck, public health officials say. But the symptoms can escalate within hours or days to life-threatening shock and coma."
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