Virginia Teen succumbs to Meningococcal Meningitis

April 11, 2015 1:22 PM

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Virginia Teen succumbs to Meningococcal Meningitis

A teen in Virginia died suddenly on Tuesday. On Friday, public health officials in Ashburn stated that the teen had meningococcal meningitis. Meningococcal meningitis is a rare but serious infection of the tissues that can be caused by viruses. The infection causes the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed.

The teen who died was 18-year-old Madison Small. Madison was a student at Broad Run High School in Ashburn. As per reports by wusa9. com, Madison was also a senior team captain, appeared fine as she played catch Sunday night with her father. Monday night, she became violently ill. After that, she wa...

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