Texas clinic warns patients of potential bacterial meningitis exposure


A medical clinic in Texas is warning patients and visitors of a potential exposure to bacterial meningitis after a pediatric patient died of the illness Dec. 30, reports KHOU 11 News Houston.

Myles Cheatham, 5, sought care at Spring, Texas-based Express Family Clinic the morning of Dec. 30 for a fever and stomachache. His heart stopped during an examination and providers were not able to revive him.

Clinicians identified bacterial meningitis as a potential diagnosis, which was later confirmed by local health officials.

Express Family Clinic said any individuals who visited the facility between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 30 may have been exposed to the illness. The clinic said only individuals who had close personal contact with the boy need to be treated with preventive antibiotics, according to a statement cited by KHOU.

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