'Meningo' death alarms hospital staff
since i live in a place that was previously ground zero for meningococcemia, i was naturally intrigued.
i read the article and found myself going back to this paragraph:
Peralta stressed that there was no cause for panic as Lopez’s death was believed to be due to meningococcemia and not swine flu.
how could the meningo death not be cause for panic? the weird thing is that the paragraph immediately preceding said this:
The symptoms of meningococcemia are high grade fever, rashes, weakness, seizures and internal bleeding. Death usually occurs within 24 hours after onset.
again, death within 24 hours after onset. it's meningo, not swine flu. don't panic. 'cept it'll kill you within 24 hours.
weird, di ba? la lang.