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  • Lackland airman dies of viral encephalitis caused by an adenovirus

    Source: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/mil...ll-1449801.php

    Lackland airman dies after falling ill
    By Sig Christenson
    sigc@express-news.net
    Published 07:21 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2011

    A Lackland AFB recruit died this week after falling mysteriously ill, the Air Force said Friday.

    Airman Basic Megan J. Victory told recruits of having cold symptoms and a headache on the night of June 22. The next day, she awoke feeling much worse and was taken to Wilford Hall Medical Center.

    Victory, 22, of Albers, Ill., was examined and moved to Brooke Army Medical Center, where she was diagnosed with acute respiratory illness. She died at 4:51 p.m. Thursday, her parents by her side...

    ...BAMC spokesman Dewey Mitchell said physicians suspect that Victory died of viral encephalitis caused by an adenovirus. She deteriorated rapidly June 25, when she struggled to breathe and fell into a coma, Mitchell said...
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