University of Oregon athlete who died suddenly may have had meningitis, officials say

February 18, 2015 5:10 PM

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University of Oregon athlete who died suddenly may have had meningitis, officials say

Health officials in Oregon are investigating whether the sudden death of a college student may be linked to a meningitis outbreak in the state, the Oregonian reported.

Lauren Jones, who was 18, was a freshman at the University of Oregon and a member of the school’s acrobatics and tumbling team. She lived on campus, and “passed away unexpectedly Tuesday after requiring medical attention,” the university’s athletic department said in a statement.

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