Meningococcal Meningitis: Confirmed Cause of Sudden Death of a Virginia Teen

April 11, 2015 10:17 AM

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A very tough week came to the lives of the Small family. The devastating news has been sent out on Tuesday, April 7 when Madison Small, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Small, experienced a sudden death. On Friday, April 10, Ashburn public health officials confirmed that Meningococcal Meningitis, an infection of the tissues obtained from viruses, bacteria or fungi, may be the cause of Madison’s sudden death.

Madison is an 18-year-old student and senior team captain at Broad Run High School in Ashburn. According to the report of, Madison appeared fine as she played catch with her father Tim, Sunday night. It all started on Monday night when the Virginia teenager had become violently ill, and th...

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