December 12, 2012
A junior at Glen Burnie High School in Anne Arundel County died Tuesday after becoming ill the day before with symptoms associated with bacterial meningitis, school officials said Wednesday. A letter was sent home to students' parents Wednesday outlining the girl's death and providing facts about bacterial meningitis, which is less contagious than viral meningitis but still deadly, said Bob Mosier, a school system spokesman. The girl's illness has not been confirmed by doctors or a medical examiner to have been from meningitis, but the school system - in consultation with the county health department - decided to move proactively to alert the school community in case meningitis is confirmed, Mosier said.
October 12, 2011
The Community Sports Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, honors those who have gained prominence and/or have made a substantial contribution to recreational sports programs in Howard County. This year's inductees are the late Gary Arthur, Bob Falk, Paul Goldenberg, Jean Hodges and Louise Waxler. Profiles of each of this year's inductees are listed under related content on the left. The induction ceremony will be held at the ninth annual Celebration of Sports, Oct. 18 at the Turf Valley Resort, in Ellicott City.
November 19, 2008
Pa. midshipman who died of infection is identified Frederick Henry Eissler, 20, a midshipman at the Naval Academy, died Monday of bacterial meningitis, according to a Naval Academy spokeswoman. Eissler, a first-year student from West Chester, Pa., who had attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School, fell ill last Wednesday. He is survived by his parents, Fred and Helene Eissler, and four younger sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Naval Academy Chapel at noon Friday. Bacterial meningitis can be spread through kissing, coughing or other close contact.
October 7, 2006
Fatality prompts precautions at Perry Hall day care center A young child died of bacterial meningitis Thursday in Baltimore County, prompting health officials to take precautions at a day care center. The case does not appear to be part of an outbreak, said Dr. Pierre Vigilance, the county's health officer. The child died at a hospital in the county. Vigilance declined to identify the child or the day care center, pointing to confidentiality laws. "This particular [type of meningitis]
September 4, 2005
A Naval Academy midshipman remained in the hospital yesterday, being treated for bacterial meningitis. The freshman, whose name the Navy would not release, was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center on Thursday with a high fever, nausea and severe headache. As a precaution, academy officials gave antibiotics to the midshipmen in his company. A company at the Naval Academy usually comprises about 130 midshipmen. "The Naval Academy is deeply concerned for this midshipman, and we are doing everything to help ensure he has the best medical care available," academy officials said in a written statement.
June 8, 2005
Health officials, trying to warn people who had contact with a 9-year-old Carroll County girl who died of bacterial meningitis, have mailed more than 300 letters and visited the girl's softball team and dance class to urge the use of antibiotics as a preventive measure. The girl, Lauren Renee Truslow, was described as an outgoing child whose wide range of activities has complicated the efforts to track down people who may be at risk for contracting the disease, which is contagious and fatal in more than one out of 10 cases.