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Another child dies of meningococcemia in Naga

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Is this reason enough for a meningococcemia scare in Naga City?

The Naga City Health Office has confirmed the death of a two-year-old child as a result of the dreaded meningococcemia disease.

In fact, City Health Officer, Dr. Butch Borja advised the family to immediately inter the toddler for fear of more infections, a Brigada News FM Naga report said Friday (February 17).

Meningococcemia is a bacterial infection of the blood that commonly afflicts babies, children, and young adults.

An infected person can spread the bacteria easily through coughing and sneezing.

If anything, the city government clarified that the fatality was not from Naga City, but from an undisclosed part of Camarines Sur. Borja refused to say the exact area.

Borja noted that last year, a grade 4 pupil in Naga died because of meningococcemia. #