GUANGZHOU -- One student has died from meningitis and another four are ill
with the disease in a school in south China's Guangdong Province, according to
the provincial health bureau.
meningitis outbreak occurred on December 14 and resulted in five students, aged
between 14 and 17 from the No. 1 middle school in Boyang town, Huazhou city,
being admitted to hospital.
One student died later in hospital and the remaining four were in stable
condition. The bureau did not release details of the identities of the students.
The bureau said the outbreak was under control and there were no further
reports of meningitis cases in Huazhou.
The health authorities in Huazhou have disinfected the school and inoculated
those who had close contact with the patients.