Officials Suspect Case Of Typhoid Fever On LI

DEER PARK, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – Officials spent the weekend cleaning a school on Long Island after learning of a student there is suspected of having contracted typhoid fever.

 LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs reports

Health officials suspected a 4-year-old Suffolk County girl contracted typhoid fever while on a trip with her family to Bangladesh. In response, Abraham Lincoln School has undergone a full cleansing.

Authorities said there’s no evidence the disease, which isn’t common in the industrialized world, has spread.

Officials notified the parents and children of the district and the affected student is said to be recovering nicely and will not be returning to school until deemed appropriate by health officials.

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