Patients and Parents of Peachtree Park Pediatrics,
UPDATE – as of 8/21/22 6:00 pm
Update regarding the unexpected death of an 18-month child in Fulton County: After a complete analysis by specialists within Fulton County, no testing nor treatment is needed for contacts. Normal activities may be resumed by all contacts without restriction. Details will not be released in accordance with laws surrounding HIPAA and medical privacy laws. If you have further questions, please call our office tomorrow morning (8/22).
As you may have heard, an 18-month-old child who attended daycare in Fulton County died unexpectedly yesterday morning. There are some preliminary indications that the child had meningitis (an infection of the covering of the brain) but that has not been confirmed.
The Fulton County Health Department has been in touch with the daycare and will provide further information and directions once the cause of death is confirmed. The risk to other children at the daycare is likely low because meningitis does not spread easily between children and only with prolonged close contact.
Even if your child was in the same daycare room, they do not need immediate evaluation, testing or treatment. Exposed children should continue with their normal routines for eating, sleeping and other activities. Signs of meningitis could include high fevers, prolonged fussiness or significant lethargy, so please contact us if your child has severe symptoms; milder symptoms can be observed and managed at home.
Peachtree Park Pediatrics
Peachtree Park Pediatrics strives to deliver up-to-date primary care to our infant, child, and young adult patients in a welcoming and family-friendly environment. The practice has deep roots in the Atlanta community, and it is our continued honor to be entrusted with the health care of our next generation.