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Monday, October 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘meningococcal’

Meningococcal bacteria matches earlier cases

Meningococcal bacteria matches earlier cases

Bacteria that caused meningococcal illness of CSU student in December matches outbreak strain Fort Collins, CO -- The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment today reported that the bacteria that caused invasive meningococcal disease in a CSU student in early December match the organisms that caused other cases in Northern Colorado over the last 8 months. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s lab has confirmed that the bacteria that ... Full Story

Meningitis outbreak in Larimer County

Meningitis outbreak in Larimer County

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is investigating several cases of meningococcal disease that have occurred over the past two weeks in Fort Collins, resulting in one death. Three cases have been confirmed as invasive meningococcal infections. Test results are still pending on one case with symptoms of bacterial meningitis. The Health Department is looking into connections among any of the cases, and this investigation is ongoing. Meningococcal disease is a severe ... Full Story

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