Three children diagnosed with meningitis in Crete

19 November 2016
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Health authorities in Crete are on alert after three children under the age of 7 were diagnosed with meningitis in the last 12 days. All three of the children are being treated at the Hania general hospital, with doctors saying they were confident of a recovery.

According to authorities, the children came from different parts of the island: Rethymno, Apokorona and Daratso.

A school in Rethymno where one of the meningitis cases was detected remained closed on Friday and children and staff were administered antibiotics as a precaution.

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