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Saturday, January 21, 2012

UK : Meningitis kills Newbiggin boy Marshall Watkinson in 24 hours

Via Chronicle Live :

" GRIEVING mum Gemma Eastlake today revealed how a deadly strand of meningitis killed her son in less than 24 hours.

Marshall Watkinson died in hospital just 24 hours after he was struck down with a vomiting bug on Wednesday night.

But the following morning when his mother, Gemma Eastlake, took his younger brother to school the 11-year-old’s condition had rapidly deteriorated.

When she returned to their home in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, his little body was covered in a rash and he was struggling to breath.

Paramedics raced to the 11-year-old’s home and he was taken to Wansbeck General Hospital where medics frantically fought to save his life.

However, after he was transferred to Newcastle’s RVI doctors were unable to save the youngster and he died in the intensive care unit with his parents at his side."

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