WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The D.C. Department of Health is looking into a possible case of viral meningitis at a primary school in the District, officials said.

Capitol Hill Cluster Community sent parents a letter saying that a case of viral meningitis was recently reported at the Peabody Primary Campus.

The school is taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of students and staff, according to the letter.

Viral meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges that can be caused by several different types of viruses. It is serious but rarely fatal for people with normal immune systems.

Symptoms may include fever, severe headache, stiff neck, bright lights hurting the eyes, drowsiness or confusion, nausea and vomiting, respiratory symptoms and fatigues, health officials said. They can last seven to 10 days.