UNH to take aim at meningitis ed


DURHAM, N.H. (AP) – The University of New Hampshire said it will increase its health education program following the death of a senior died from bacterial meningitis.

Danielle Thompson, of Bangor, Maine, died Jan. 3 from the disease. Since then, college health officials have talked with students and warned them about the disease.

The school also is offering a vaccine for $116 to help prevent the illness.

Meningitis kills between 150 and 300 Americans a year.

Information from: The New Hampshire, http://www.tnhonline.com/

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