Meningitis outbreak at Mondeor High School

There is an outbreak of meningitis at Mondeor High School in southern...

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A 15-year-old pupil died from the disease on Tuesday.

Since the girl’s death, a teacher and four students from the same school have been admitted to hospital.

One of the learners has since been diagnosed with meningitis.

The Gauteng Education Department’s Nanagole Leopeng said preventative measures were taken to control the situation.

“We subsequently liaised with the Department of Health to disperse doctors, nurses and other officials so that we can have some preventative measures so that the situation is kept under control.”