Child dies from Meningococcemia Print
Friday, 18 August 2017 15:59

Health officials here are investigating the death of an 8-year old boy due to suspected Meningococcemia.

The boy is reportedly a grade three pupil in barangay Bunguiao.

He was rushed to a private hospital last Wednesday afternoon after complaining of symptoms related to the disease.

The victim died yesterday morning.

The boy’s death certificate shows that the vicitm died from Cardio Pulmonary Arrest due to Meningococcemia.

Health officials immediately conducted contact tracing among the victim’s family members and relatives as a measure to prevent the possible spread of the disease.

A sample taken from the victim’s bodily fluids has been sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM.). (Liza Jocson)