Scholiere de Gouda died of infectious meningococcal disease


A student at the Gouda school died of meningococcal disease. That's what the GGD reports.

The girl was hospitalized on Sunday. There she died. Anyone who has had intensive contact with her recently was approached by the hospital or the GGD. How many people who go are not clear.

He is a student at Coornhert Gymnasium. She was in her sixth year. This morning his class and the rest of the school were informed. The dean tells Omroep West that he responded with dismay. "There is a lot of sadness and we organized a separate room to celebrate the student."


Meningococcal disease is contagious. People get through a bacterium. The chance of people getting sick after an infection is small. If this happens, it can lead to meningitis or blood poisoning. Every year, 140 people contract the disease. About 20 of them die, says the GGD.

Someone with meningococcal disease can quickly become very sick. This sometimes happens in a few hours. For example, complaints may be high fever, headache, vomiting and stiff neck. The GGD urges people to be alert and contact the GP directly with complaints.


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