WICHITA | Three people in Wichita have died of bacterial meningitis since January.
Health officials say a Wichita resident died in January, and two others died in February.
The Sedgwick County Health Department says only the January death was attributed to a contagious strain of the illness. The other two people, a man and a woman, died from a noncontagious strain.
The department says all people who came in contact with the person who died from the contagious variety have been treated and are healthy.
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Symptoms of bacterial meningitis include fever, headache and stiff neck.
Earlier this month, two soldiers stationed at Fort Leonard Wood in mid-Missouri also died of bacterial meningitis.