Deadly Sleep-Away

Daniel Beer, 11, died of Meningococcal Meningitis while at a camp in Pennsylvania.

Beer complained of severe stomach pain and nausea and was transported to the  Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y. in the early-morning hours and died a few hours later.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health informed campers & personnel who had contact with Beer to receive prophylactic treatment. Meningococcal vaccines are available for preteens & above.

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