Boston Student With Probable Meningitis Dies

A Boston seventh grader suffering from a probable case of bacterial meningitis has died.

Boston health officials say the Boston Latin Academy student died Monday evening. The girl had been in critical condition over the weekend.

No other students or staff have reported any symptoms of the rare infection.

"If a student or a faculty member does come down with headaches or becomes nauseous, or has sensitivity to light, stiff neck, any of those typical symptoms, we would advise that they see their doctor right away," said Boston Schools spokesman Matt Wilder.

Health officials have told dozens of students and faculty who came in close contact with the girl to get a course of antibiotics as a precaution.

This program aired on November 21, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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