Metro: Bus Driver Diagnosed With Viral Meningitis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says one of its bus drivers has been diagnosed with viral meningitis.

The transit agency says the driver’s last shift was on Friday, from 7:13 a.m. and 10:18 a.m., on the 14th Street line.

The bus has been removed from service until it can be “thoroughly sanitized.” Metro said it also planned to disinfect
all 164 buses on Monday night.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says the driver was diagnosed late Friday. Stessel said that the employee had been on vacation before Friday.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, viral meningitis is generally less severe and goes away without specific treatment.

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