Meningitis Outbreak Rumor in SoHum False, Says Public Health

In spite of rumors and posts on social media, there are “no known cases of transmittable meningitis” in the county, according to Heather Miller from the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services.  “There are always a couple of cases in the County of the non-infectious variety–non-dangerous, non-transmissible” type. However, there is nothing to be concerned about for the general public.

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  • Dale Norwood (Cutten) local

    Doesn’t surprise me. Most in sohum live in filth, uneducated, and mostly learn through stories told by their uneducated elders. I wonder what % actually have a college education, would be an interesting statistic. Too busy making money in a false economy, lots of them just admire and worship big trucks and generators. Sad to see a community lose it’s culture. Wishing the place the best, just has bad vibes driving though. Negative energy, self centered, focused on money. Sending healing vibes…

    Dale Norwood (Cutten) local

    • Yo Dale, if that’s your way of wishing the place the best, you should work for Hallmark. It’s time to put on some goggles in your glass house, because Cutten has become quite the Shit Hole. You, being local, already know that. Enjoy.

    • Dale Norwood my mother used to say, “If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all.” I know plenty of So Humers with degrees of every statue, published books, done important environmental, community and worldwide deeds, volunteered in all parts of the globe as Peace Corps volunteers and so much more.
      Many have traveled the world and come back here because of what it is.
      Granted we have a generation or 2 of different ilk but by no means ignorant. Many of the greediest growers have come here from all over the USA, not raised here and don’t live here full time.
      What’s your excuse or beef? Eureka seems pretty sick right now to me., not just Cutten, and I know good folk grown and raised there too!
      And Kym – the local PHN is out this week but I had word from Eureka PHB office they hadn’t heard a thing about an out break as of 1000hrs this morning
      .

  • Interesting I know someone who has viral meningitis in Humboldt right now. Which is spreadable by saliva, coughing on someone, kissing etc. I don’t think there is an out break, but I’ve heard of a few people who have had it lately.

    • If there is someone who has contagious meningitis, I would like to speak to them. Or a family member. mskymkemp@gmail.com

      • Bacterial meningococcal meningitis is the big bad one….there is a vaccine to prevent it I understand…also very effective antibiotics if taken early when there is a known exposure….viral meningitis can be dangerous but not really very contagious…the same virus that might give one person bronchitis might give another meningitis…

  • Wouldn't you like to know

    I live in sohum and have an associates and a bachelors degree…..

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