NC Teen's Death Sparks Warning at High School

A ninth grader's death prompts health officials to look out for a rare and deadly infection.
3:00 | 02/20/14

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A rare tragedy has students -- east Chapel Hill high school in North Carolina and their parents on high alert. An unidentified ninth grader -- died Wednesday morning less than 24 hours after showing signs of dementia -- disease. School administrators spread the word through -- robo call the call said there was very sad news. That -- student. Had done that ninth -- had passed away I'm just terribly terribly sorry for him. Health officials warn that the student may have been contagious and that school four week. Fourteen people believed to have come in contact with a student or being protective -- treated with antibiotics. The disease cannot be spread by casual contact -- only travels from person to person through saliva by kissing drinking the same drink or sharing a cigarette. There is a vaccine in the CDC recommends that all eleven and twelve year old to get it.

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