The Marion Central School District notified parents that a student in the fifth grade has been diagnosed with viral meningitis.

The Marion Central School District notified parents that a student in the fifth grade has been diagnosed with viral meningitis.

The school did not provide any further information. Parents are asked to call the school nurse with questions at 315-926-2431.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, viral meningitis is the most common type of meningitis. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever, headache, stiff neck, and lack of appetite. Children under the age of five and those with a weakened immune system are at a higher risk of getting the disease.

More information is available on the CDC website.