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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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‘Meningo case unconfirmed’


There is no confirmation that a 13-year-old boy from Barangay Sebucawan in Isabela, Negros Occidental, died from the deadly meningococcemia, Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor said yesterday.

The mayor said the boy died of suspected meningococcemia at the Ignacio L. Arroyo Memorial District Hospital in Isabela on Thursday last week, and was immediately buried as a precautionary measure.

They are still awaiting the laboratory results to find out the actual cause of the death of the boy, he said.

Classmates, teachers and family who came in contact with the boy were subjected to antibiotic prophylaxis, the mayor said.

There have been no other meningococcemia case reported in the town, Malabor said.

Meningococcemia is a bacterial form of meningitis, a serious infection of the thin lining that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, the World Health Organization said.

It is associated with high fatality of up to 50 percent when untreated. Early antibiotic treatment is the most important measure to save lives and reduce complications, WHO said.*CPG


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