Fourth-year pupil at the town’s academy has contracted the bacterial strain and she remains in hospital

Health chiefs try to allay fears after Nairn meningitis case

By Iain Ramage

Published: 20/03/2009

Highland health board chiefs have attempted to allay public fears following the revelation that a fourth-year Nairn Academy pupil has contracted bacterial meningitis.

She remained in Raigmore Hospital in Inverness yesterday, five days after being admitted.

Advisory letters have been distributed to the parents of all of the school’s S2 to S6 pupils, stressing that the case is “rare” and “not particularly infectious”.

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