Student death may have been caused by meningitis |

Student death may have been caused by meningitis

LITTLETON – The death of a Dakota Ridge High School student has county officials looking into bacterial meningitis as a possible cause.

Jefferson County School District officials sent a letter to parents with information on meningitis following Thursday’s death. The student’s name has not been released.

The county health department is working to determine whether meningitis was a factor.

Meningitis can be spread through coughing, kissing, and sneezing. Symptoms can include a high fever, headache, and stiff neck.

Information from: The Denver Post,

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