Rockland County student dies of bacterial meningitis

April 1, 2013 2:10:33 PM PDT
A student at a Rockland County elementary school has died from a case of bacterial meningitis, officials said on Monday.

Parents of children at St. Gregory Barbarigo School in Garnerville received a notice by the health department about the death.

Officials said at a morning news conference that the victim is a 12 year old girl and a 6th grader at the school.

Health officials say they are treating at least 33 people with antibiotics that were close contact with the girl.

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