Health officials in Wales have announced the death of a Wrexham, North Wales teen from meningococcal septicemia. Dr Chris Whiteside, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, Public Health Wales said, “Public Health Wales can confirm that a teenager has died after receiving hospital treatment in Wrexham for meningococcal septicemia.
“All close contacts have been identified and those requiring preventative medication have been treated.
“There is no wider public health risk and no other individuals will require treatment.
“Public Health Wales will not release the names of patients and would ask that the privacy of the family concerned is respected.
“Meningococcal disease can affect anyone at any time and it is therefore important to be aware of the symptoms, which can include headache, fever, drowsiness, vomiting, neck stiffness and possibly a red rash that does not fade when pressed with a glass tumbler.”