A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Matawan HS Student Dies Saturday; Bacterial Meningitis Suspected

Doctors suspect that a 17-year-old Matawan Regional High School student who died Saturday had a case of bacterial meningitis. The Monmouth County Board of Health has issued a health advisory that explains the situation and their response and provides a phone number for those who have additional questions.

UPDATE: The student is identified as Chris Dhume, of Cliffwood, a star player on the high school's soccer team. He fell ill on Thursday with flulike symptoms and died Saturday. See additional details at Holmdel Patch. Other coverage includes APP, According to his obituary, Bedle Funeral Home will conduct visitations on Monday. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at Jesus the Lord RC Church in Keyport, with interment to follow at Marlboro Memorial Cemetery.

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