Meningitis on the Bus

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Meningitis on the Bus Greyhound bus passenger may have had invasive meningococcal disease By Lois M. Collins Deseret News Published: January 13, 2009 Nevada and Utah health officials are investigating what appears to be a case of invasive meningococcal disease. A Nevada resident traveling on a Greyhound bus from Utah became very ill near West Wendover Sunday and was flown by air ambulance to a Salt Lake area hospital, where he died. Health officials said he was a young adult between 18 and 25. The leg of the bus ride originated in Salt Lake, but officials were not yet sure where he got on the bus, said Utah Department of Health spokesman Tom Hudachko. At least one passenger who was seated near the young man has begun a preventive course of antibiotics. Most of the people on the bus do not need treatment, Hudachko said. "With this disease, you need to be in real close contact, and most of the folks who are on a bus are not in that type of close contact."
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