Okemos state office employee does not have meningitis – WILX-TV

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Okemos state office employee does not have meningitis – WILX-TV

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Updated: Thu 8:10 PM, Feb 07, 2019

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – UPDATE:

The LARA employee said to have meningitis on Wednesday has been cleared of that diagnosis.

Further testing on Thursday showed the employee does not have meningitis but further information has not been provided.

The Okemos worker is still hospitalized.

LARA sent this statement to clarify:

“We were informed yesterday that a LARA employee at our Okemos office was diagnosed with meningitis. Further tests (Thursday) by health officials have now determined that our employee does not have meningitis, but is still in the hospital. When we received the initial report of meningitis, as a precaution, we did notify and educate staff in the building, and contacted the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the owner of the building, as it is LARA’s objective to protect the health of our employees. Our prayers are with our ill team member.”

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Previous story:

News 10 has been looking into a situation involving a worker at a local office with meningitis.

On Thursday, Jason Moon, the Communications Director from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs sent us this statement:

“A LARA employee at our Okemos office was diagnosed with Meningitis yesterday afternoon. Precautions were immediately taken, including notifying and educating staff, and contacting the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the building’s owner. The leased building, which houses employees from several LARA bureaus and other agencies in state government, was thoroughly cleaned and disinfected last night. We will continue to monitor the situation, work with health officials and provide necessary resources to staff.”

News 10 reached out to Moon who told us that it is bacterial meningitis.

This is a breaking news story. WILX News 10 is working to get more details on this story, and will update the story as more information becomes available. 

Stay with News 10 and WILX.com as we follow this situation. Refresh your page to make sure you are seeing the most current information.

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