For Parents, College Meningitis Deaths Still Evoke Pain

Evan Bozof, a healthy baseball player and pre-med student at Georgia Southwestern University, thought he was suffering from a migraine when he called his mother one afternoon in 1998. Just 26 days later, the 20-year-old was dead. Meningococcal meningitis had ravaged his body — both his legs and arms had been amputated, he had lost all liver and kidney function and seizures finally caused irreversible brain damage. A vaccine for the rare, but deadly disease has been around since 1971, but...Full Story
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