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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

UK : Meningitis warning for students after fatality

Article via The Star, excerpt :

" A SHEFFIELD Hallam University student has died from suspected meningitis.

University officers are working closely with the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and have put in place procedures to control the spread of any infection. The body was found on Friday morning in shared student accommodation, but the cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

Clive Macdonald, Hallam’s director of student and learning services, said: “We have regrettably been made aware of the death of one of our students. As yet there is no confirmed cause of death, but it is suspected to be a case of meningitis."

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