The article answers the question:Who is Young woman who died of meningitis in Limerick? We will tell you more of her and tell you signs and symptoms of the disease.
Who is Young woman who died of meningitis in Limerick?
She is a young woman from Limerick.
She is said to be under 30 years.
The young man died from “meningococcal disease”.
The woman was not named,neither was her age given.
She is said to have died recently and the Department of Public Health was made aware in latter part in September.
A spokesman for the department said we are:“investigating a single case of confirmed meningococcal disease in Limerick, and we offer our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased”.
“Public Health Mid-West was notified of the case in late September, and concerns a young adult who subsequently sadly died. Close contacts identified by Public Health Mid-West have been contacted and offered treatment in accordance with national guidance.”
What are the signs and symptoms of the meningococcal disease that killed the young woman in Limerick?
The public health department said the ability of it spreading through person to person “very unusual, especially with others who are not a household or physically close personal contact”.
“Meningitis is a serious illness involving inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, it can be caused by a variety of different germs, mainly bacteria and viruses; bacterial meningitis is less common but usually more serious than viral meningitis and requires urgent treatment with antibiotics,” it explained.
“Bacterial meningitis may be accompanied by septicaemia (blood poisoning) and requires urgent antibiotic treatment. The bacteria live naturally in the nose and throat of normal healthy persons without causing illness.”
“The spread of the bacteria is caused by droplets from the nose and mouth. The illness occurs most frequently in young children and adolescents, usually as isolated cases.”
The department said that, “while the risk to the wider community is considered low, we do want the general public to be aware of the signs and symptoms of this disease”.
Most dominant Signs and symptoms may include: “severe headaches; fever; vomiting; drowsiness; discomfort from bright light; neck stiffness and rash”.
The department exhort members of the public as follows:
“We advise that if anyone has concerns, they should contact their GP immediately and ensure that medical expertise is sought.”