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Montcalm Co. infant dies; Meningitis is suspected cause

Posted at 4:08 PM, Jul 03, 2015

MONTCALM COUNTY, Mich. — Officials with the Mid-Michigan District Health Department say a Montcalm County infant’s death is believed to have been caused by meningitis.

According to a Friday post on the department’s Facebook page, the suspected cause of the infant’s death is Haemophilus Influenza Type B Meningitis.

The infant’s name is not being released, and no other information about the case was provided.

Haemophilus influenza can cause several different kinds of conditions, including ear and bloodstream infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Seven percent of Haemophilus influenza cases between 2003 and 2012 were meningitis, according to the CDC website.   58 percent were pneumonia.

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