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School Teen’s Sudden Death Linked To Bacterial Meningiti

Those who knew Brodie Campbell are still in shock and grief over the death of the tenth grader.//

School officials have reportedly brought in grief counselors to help students deal with the death of Brodie Campbell, who was a popular student at his school- Dr. Charles Best Secondary School in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

The Fraser Health Authority has now confirmed the reason of death as bacterial meningitis.

As a mode of precaution, health officials are also offering antibiotics to anyone who may have been in close contact with the teen who died, including family members.

Meningitis is known to be an infection of the fluid that surrounds the spinal cord and brain, and can affect the lining of the brain or cause a blood infection.

The symptoms resemble those of the flu, including fever, a severe headache, stiff neck, nausea, sleeplessness, and sensitivity to bright lights, respiratory infection. They also include a reddish-purple bruise-like rash.

The meningococcal bacteria can be spread by direct contact with the saliva of an infected person, through kissing or the sharing of food, drinks, water bottles, cigarettes or mouthpieces of musical instruments.

At the same time, health officials say there is no increased risk from handshaking or handholding, or being in the same area as an infected person.

About 35 to 50 cases are reported in British Columbia every year, with an average of three people a year dying of bacterial meningitis.
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