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  • US - California: Meningococcal meningitis diagnosed in San Diego State University student

    News reports on television this morning say that she did die.


    County: Meningitis patient on life support
    University officials say announcement of student's death was premature
    By Maureen Magee and Paul Sisson10:08 A.M.OCT. 17, 2014Updated5:38 P.M.⎙ PRINT💬 COMMENTS 26

    Students line up outside the San Diego State University health center Friday morning. A SDSU student recently contracted meningococcal meningitis, potentially exposing hundreds of fellow students.
    Students line up outside the San Diego State University health center Friday morning. A SDSU student recently contracted meningococcal meningitis, potentially exposing hundreds of fellow students. ? John Gibbins / U-T San Diego

    The 18-year-old San Diego State University student who university officials said died on Friday from meningococcal meningitis remains on life support, county medical officials said.

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    Re: US - California: Meningococcal meningitis diagnosed in San Diego State University student

    Source: http://timesofsandiego.com/education...ool-confirmed/


    Nearly 1,000 SDSU Students Checked in Wake of Meningitis Death
    Posted by Alexander Nguyen on October 20, 2014



    Updated at 4:50 p.m. Oct. 20, 2014

    An 18-year-old San Diego State University student died of a strain of bacterial meningitis that is not usually targeted by the vaccine provided to youths in the United States, county health officials said Monday.

    Sara Stelzer, a freshman from Moorpark in Ventura County, began having flu-like symptoms the night of Oct. 12, admitted to a hospital Tuesday and taken off life support on Saturday, according to the school and county Health and Human Services Agency.

    Nearly 1,000 students visited Student Health Services for evaluations and preventative antibiotics over the weekend, an SDSU spokeswoman said. Some students who had symptoms were found to be OK, according to the school.

    The school?s health clinic will continue to see student patients as needed, according to SDSU.

    HHSA spokesman Craig Sturak said testing by state health officials found that Stelzer contracted a form of meningitis belonging to serogroup B.

    The vaccine used against meningococcal diseases in the United States does not work against serogroup B meningitis, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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