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A North Central Florida health department warns the public of an increase in meningitis cases

Published: Apr. 8, 2022 at 6:10 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A North Central Florida health department is warning of an increase in meningitis cases.

According to Alachua County officials, the number of cases already reported this year is surpassing the 5-year-average of cases for the entire state.

They encourage everyone to get vaccinated against the disease, especially college students, immunocompromised people, those living with HIV, and gay men.

Symptoms include fever, headache, stiff neck, confusion, and rash.

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