A Close Call for a Colorado Daycare

18 Oct

A University of Colorado – Boulder student was recently diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.  Thank goodness her condition is good.  She is incredibly lucky.  There are too many of us who know how much worse this disease can be.  What really concerned me, and gave me chills, is that the student worked at a daycare center.  Think of all of the young children who could have been exposed to this deadly disease.  The State Health Department has gone in and notified everyone in close contact, but this situation just reinforces to me how important meningitis vaccination and education are to everyone.  This disease can strike anyone, anywhere, anytime.  It doesn’t matter where you live, what you do, or how old you are.  All people who can be protected with the meningitis vaccine should receive it.  I am hoping that when infant vaccines are licensed, that parents will make sure their infants, who are such a vulnerable population, are protected.  It just takes one unfortunate case of this disease, to cause even more heartbreak.

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