Meningitis case confirmed in Susanville

Sept. 30 11:30 a.m. update: An updated press release from the Plumas County Public Health Agency can be found here: Meningitis-Outbreak-Lassen-County-05a.pdf

Sept. 29 4:30 p.m. update: According to Dr. Mark Satterfield of the Plumas County Public Health Agency there are no confirmed cases of meningitis in Plumas County as of 3:00 p.m. today.

The Lassen County Health Department in Susanville has confirmed at least one case of viral meningitis and is evaluating at least 21 suspected cases. Four cases have been ruled-out of having viral meningitis through laboratory confirmation. For the suspected cases, laboratory results are still being conducted and are awaiting final results.

Banner Health, which has a 25-bed community hospital in Susanville — Banner Lassen Medical Center — is offering general information about the viral infection, including the signs and symptoms, and how to prevent its spread.

WBLMC also has produced a video of a Banner Health chief medical officer discussing viral meningitis. It can be found here: bannerhealth.mediaroom.com/viral-meningitis.

The Plumas County Public Health Agency press release can be found here: www.plumasnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Aseptic-Meningits-Outbreak-PR3a.pdf 

3 thoughts on “Meningitis case confirmed in Susanville

  • September 29, 2017 at 3:43 pm
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    Plumas County Public Health Agency (Plumas Health and Wellness on Facebook) posted a video on viral meningitis earlier today, and they also plan to streaming a live video today at 4:00pm to talk about the meningitis outbreak further. Tune in and comment if you have any questions you would like to see answered.

    Thank you.

  • September 30, 2017 at 11:55 pm
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    Outbreak?
    How many
    I know Susanville is small but where else have they been had they been to Chester or anywhere else or Westwood I believe it’s highly contagious what church do they go to what grocery store what should we look out for

  • October 7, 2017 at 9:53 am
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    You should wear a body condom every time you set foot outside of your home. Dip your body in Purell when you get home from church or the grocery store. Another option would be for you to become a total recluse and stay home forever.

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