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Tag: meningococcal disease

May 4, 2012 | 9:36 am

60 Receive Antibiotics in Fatal Bacterial Meningitis Case

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(Bay City News) A laboratory at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been shut down following the weekend death of a researcher that was apparently caused by deadly bacteria he was working with, a VA official said today. The researcher, identified by the medical examiner’s office as 25-year-old Richard Din, died Saturday morning […]

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May 3, 2012 | 3:46 pm

Victim of Bacterial Meningitis at VA Lab Named; Lab Worked With Several Strains

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The 25-year old lab worker who died on Saturday from a bacterial infection has been identified as Treasure Island resident Richard Din. Din died of a form of bacterial meningitis that he likely caught while working in a San Francisco VA lab. According to the VA, Din was working with Neisseria meningitidis serotype B, a […]

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May 2, 2012 | 7:36 am

Lab Accident at San Francisco VA Leaves Man Dead of Bacterial Meningitis

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A young lab assistant at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco died on Saturday after becoming infected with a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis that he had been working with in the lab. Officials at the VA wouldn’t release the man’s name, but said he was 25 years old and had been working at […]

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