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    VA - Schools Closed Due to 'Communicable Disease' Russell County, 16 Jan 2015

    3 schools close in Russell County, VA due to possible disease - WJHL.com

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    PHOTOS: 3 SCHOOLS CLOSE IN RUSSELL COUNTY, VA DUE TO POSSIBLE DISEASE
    Jan 16, 2015 05:46 PM
    According to a letter to parents, students will not attend classes at Castlewood Elementary, Copper Creek Elementary and Castlewood High schools.



    3 schools close in Russell County, VA due to possible disease
    Posted: Jan 16, 2015 12:40 PM EST
    Updated: Jan 19, 2015 9:05 AM EST
    By Micah Smith, Reporter / Digital JournalistCONNECT






    3 schools close in Russell County, VA due to possible disease
    Funeral planned Monday night for Castlewood Elem. teacher Brock Funk

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    RUSSELL COUNTY, VA (WJHL) - Update:

    Russell County Public Schools released an update to the community this evening about an illness that caused officials to close three schools Friday.

    The release confirmed that the person who fell ill is an employee of the Russell County School District.

    Dr. Melody Counts, Director of the Cumberland Plateau Health District released the following statement:

    “A resident of the western region of Virginia has become very ill, and the patient's family, friends and acquaintances are understandably concerned. Virginia Department of Health staff - locally and across the state - are aware of the situation and are investigating. The cause of the illness has not yet been identified.

    Preliminary lab results DO NOT indicate that any special precautions are recommended for people who know or had contact with this patient.

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    http://www.wjhl.com/story/27869514/r...ssible-disease
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    what kind of an illness, in one child, can close 3 schools? Odd. We had a student get meningitis and the school didn't close. weird.
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    http://www.wjhl.com/story/27876377/f...entary-teacher

    All the secrecy makes me wonder what the communicable disease is?! Flu and meningitis is usually stated outright. Many special education students have suppressed immune systems. I believe their parents and doctors may need to know. What do other WSers think?
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    Brock Funk, listed on the Russell County Schools website as a Special Education teacher at Castlewood Elementary, was hospitalized at Bristol Regional Medical Center with a possible communicable disease last week

    http://www.wjhl.com/story/27876377/f...entary-teacher
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    Former Grayson County baseball star Funk dies after contracting meningitis

    http://www.roanoke.com/sports/high_s...719c02ebd.html
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    Ebola? But I would guess meningitis. TB is making an appearance again.

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    And the I read the link....

    Sad story.

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    if it is meningitis why not just tell everyone? people should be aware of the symptoms. It can come on very fast and mimics the flu.
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    Yeah, very strange way to handle that.



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