WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Metro says one of its employees has been diagnosed with viral meningitis.
The employee was a bus driver and Metro has taken the bus out of service to have it "thoroughly sanitized." It says the bus driver's only recent shift was Friday morning on the 14th Street Line. The bus had the following scheduled trips during that time:
• Route 52, 7:13 a.m. trip from 14th & Buchanan Sts NW to L'Enfant Plaza
• Route 54, 8:03 a.m. trip from L'Enfant Plaza to 14th & Colorado Sts NW
• Route 52, 9:00 a.m. trip from 14th & Colorado Sts NW to L'Enfant Plaza
Metro says the employee had been on vacation before that shift. Officials don't believe the bus driver came in contact with other vehicles, but as a precaution it will disinfect all 164 buses at Northern Division on Monday night.
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