UO student dies of meningitis
Sunday, May 13, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- More than 1,000 people attended a candlelight vigil at the University of Oregon Sunday night for a student who died Friday of meningitis.
The father of the 21-year-old, Lillian Pagenstecher, said she had survived a previous bout with the disease and remained at risk because of a genetic protein deficiency.
The Register-Guard reports (http://is.gd/NXyrPN) people who were in close contact with her were advised to see a doctor for an antibiotic, as a precaution.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com