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Two teen girls die over meningitis

After a 18-year-old high school girl, studying at one of the most prestigious high school in Bucharest had died of meningitis last week, another two cases have been reported in other two counties in Romania. One in Botosani, northern country and another one in Vaslui, eastern Romania.

If the teen girl from Botosani suffers of a mild form of meningitis and is in stable condition, the other girl, aged 15, from Vaslui living in a social center has been admitted with a serious form of the disease, in a coma, and died few a day later. Her general condition was extremely serious and the evolution of the disease was devastating, as doctors from Iasi said.

The 15-year-old girl from Vaslui has been admitted to a hospital in Iasi and she is in a coma. The girl felt sick while being in a social center in the town where she had been taken few days ago after policemen had found her wandering on the streets. The social center will be disinfected while the other 11 children and 13 employees of the center will receive treatment against the disease.

On Monday, another teen girl from Botosani was also diagnosed with meningitis, but doctors say it is a mild form of the affection, and the girl’s condition is stable.

Last week, a teen girl studying at “Gheorghe Lazar” top high school in Bucharest has been killed by meningitis in just 8 hours, following a rapid evolution of the disease. She suffered of bacterial meningitis, which is very serious and can lead to death.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (meninges) surrounding your brain and spinal cord. The swelling from meningitis typically triggers symptoms such as headache, fever and a stiff neck.

Most cases of meningitis are caused by a viral infection, but bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections are other causes. Some cases of meningitis improve without treatment in a few weeks. Others can be life-threatening and require emergency antibiotic treatment. Seek immediate medical care if you suspect that someone has meningitis. Early treatment of bacterial meningitis can prevent serious complications.

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