This morning in the news roundup, we told you about British schoolteacher Jade Thomas, who saved up to take her dream vacation in Miami Beach, only to sadly catch fatal meningitis. Apparently that wasn't an isolated case. Miami-Dade health officials say the rare strain of the disease has infected 12 people in South Florida in the past six months, and killed four.
Meningitis is an inflammation of membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. This particular strain can be treated with antibiotics if caught early. Symptoms include stiff neck, headahce, nausea, and fever.
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