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By Andrea K. Walker | February 7, 2013
A Loyola University Maryland undergraduate student is at a local hospital recovering from bacterial meningitis, a school spokesman said Thursday. The student was taken to the emergency room of the unnamed hospital Wednesday after being examined at the university health center, said spokesman Nick Alexopulos. The student was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis today and is in stable condition. Alexopulos did not give further details about the student or how  the disease was contracted.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
A Loyola University Maryland student has been diagnosed with possible bacterial meningitis and is in serious condition at local hospital, school officials said Thursday. Loyola spokesman Nick Alexopulos said the diagnosis is pending laboratory confirmation but said that there likely wasn't a significant health risk to its community. School health officials are evaluating the student's roommates and other close contacts, Alexopulos said. The last known case of meningitis on the Baltimore school's campus was last February, school officials said.
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NEWS
By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,sun reporter | 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]
HEALTH
The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
Anne Arundel County Public School officials said on Thursday the county Department of Health has not recommended additional cleaning steps to be taken amid the Tuesday death of a Glen Burnie High School junior, who had become ill the day before with symptoms associated with bacterial meningitis. School officials on Wednesday said that a letter was sent home to students' parents outlining the girl's death and providing information about bacterial meningitis. "The county Department of Health has not recommended any additional cleaning procedures for us outside of our normal daily cleaning procedures," said Anne Arundel schools spokesman Bob Mosier.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | May 9, 2000
Students and staff members at the Johns Hopkins University were told yesterday that a graduate student on the Homewood campus had contracted what is suspected to be bacterial meningitis. They were urged to contact campus health authorities to explore the possibility of further treatment if they have had contact with the student. City health authorities are tracking the student's social and off-campus contacts. The student, Marcus Dale Weicker, 25, of Oregon was being treated at Union Memorial Hospital where he had been taken yesterday morning by campus security after describing his symptoms to the campus health center in a phone call, Hopkins spokesman Dennis O'Shea said.
NEWS
By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,SUN STAFF | 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.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | September 11, 1997
An Owings Mills High School student has been hospitalized for treatment of what appears to be an isolated case of bacterial meningitis, health and school officials said yesterday.The female student was hospitalized Saturday, but appears to be recovering from the life-threatening illness, said William L. Follett, director of health education and training for the Baltimore County Health Department.Follett said the girl's family members and a few close friends were placed on antibiotics to ward off infection.
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By Erin Texeira and Del Quentin Wilber and Erin Texeira and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | October 23, 1997
A ninth-grader at Glenelg High School was diagnosed last week with bacterial meningitis -- the more deadly of two primary strains of the infection -- and was admitted to intensive care at a Washington hospital Friday, school officials said yesterday.The student, Steven Musgrove, 14, who plays on the school's soccer team, was listed in good condition early today at Children's Hospital, a hospital official said.So far, no other students have shown symptoms of the contagious and potentially fatal infection, said Patti Caplan, a school spokeswoman.
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | May 28, 2004
Pupil with meningitis is `doing well,' official says A 7-year-old Hamilton Elementary School pupil who received a diagnosis of bacterial meningitis is in stable condition at the University of Maryland Medical Center, city Health Commissioner Dr. Peter L. Beilenson said yesterday. "He's doing well," Beilenson said. Over the weekend, the child became infected with neisseria meningitidis, a common form of bacterial meningitis, which is an infection of the fluid of the spinal cord and surrounding the brain, Beilenson said.
HEALTH
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | 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.
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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.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2010
A student at Stevenson University has been hospitalized in stable condition with a suspected case of bacterial meningitis, an often contagious and potentially deadly infection that causes inflammation in the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. School officials have contacted other students who may have been exposed and treated them preventatively with Cipro, according to Linda Reymann, associate dean and director of Stevenson's Wellness Center. High fever, headache and stiff neck are the most common symptoms, which can develop over several hours or a day or two, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,sun reporter | 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]
NEWS
By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,SUN STAFF | 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.
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