In Nassau County, Florida, a 13 year old recently died from Meningitis. It has been reported that the Nassau County Health Department is investigating the case. Incidents of this nature are troubling in that others may have been exposed to the infection. Furthermore, it is important to investigate this matter to determine how medical providers responded to the teen’s signs and symptoms (if any) that were observable prior to the teen’s death. Meningitis is an infection that can include symptoms of fever, headaches, and stiff neck. Since many conditions have such symptoms, it is vital for medical providers to conduct a complete and thorough screening to rule out Meningitis and other life threatening conditions before finalizing a treatment and follow up medical plan for the child. You can read about this story at Nassau County, Florida Teen Dies of Meningitis.