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14 Durham students get preventative antibiotics for meningitis

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DURHAM, N.C. -

The Durham County Department of Public Health has given 14 preventative antibiotics to students at Mount Zion Christian Academy, the department said Monday.

Eric Nickens with the Department of Public Health said those numbers were through Friday at 5 p.m.

Durham health officials are investigating a"probable case" of bacterial meningitis after a 5-year-old student at the school died last week. Classes were canceled Thursday following the development, so the school could be cleaned as a precaution. The child's mother works at the daycare on-site, according to the school.

Nickens said final lab results are expected Tuesday.

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