Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Metrobus driver diagnosed with meningitis

WMATA  has removed a bus driver who has been diagnosed with meningitis.  The bus driver apparently drove several routes while he had the highly contagious disease.

He drove a Route 52 and 54 bus, which has been removed from service to be thoroughly sanitized.

Last Friday, he drove the following routes, according to DCist:
  • Route 52, from 14th and Buchanan Street N.W. to L'Enfant Plaza at 7:13 a.n.
  • Route 54, from L'Enfant Plaza to 14th Street and Colorado Avenue N.W. at 8:03 a.m.
  • Route 52, from 14th Street and Colorado Ave N.W. to L'Enfant Plaza at 9:00 a.m.
If you were on any of those routes, watch for symptoms which include nausea, vomiting, altered mental states, and sensitivity to light.  Infants and young children may have trouble waking up or seem irritable while adults may have severe headaches and loss of appetite.

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