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Accident: 202491056 - Employee Contracts Viral Meningitis

Accident: 202491056 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/13/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31453265609/07/20109111Sacramento County Human Assistance Program
On August 11, 2010, Employee #1 complained of a sore neck, dizziness, and nausea caused by a flu-like illness and went home. She was working as an investigative assistant in the office when she likely contracted viral meningitis from a coworker. There were several other cases of unreported viral meningitis in the same office during the previous month. The other cases were not reported to the employer as work-related. After discussion with several workers who took sick leave but did not report work-related illnesses, the employer reported and investigated the causes. Employee #1 was admitted to a hospital for over a month.
Keywords: respiratory, inhalation, nausea, dizziness, neck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314532656 Hospitalized injury Other Investigators and adjusters, except insurance

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