Parris Island recruit dies in apparent case of meningitis (update: some details)

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Update February 8, some details: While there's still no official word as to if it was meningitis, that remains the current thinking and The Island Packet has published a general follow.

Much of what is detailed is Allen's last few days and the worsening of her condition; take a read of the report here.

First reporting: While it has yet to be confirmed, 19-year-old Marine Corps recruit Keerica Allen died of an apparent case of meningitis at the Parris Island training depot.

Meningitis' symptoms are often headache, neck stiffness, fever, confusion and altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light or loud noises.

Some 200 people that Allen came in contact with have been given precautionary treatments.

Multiple reports are out there, but The Island Packet is leading the way with the most depth and explainers on meningitis; take a read of their report here.

The last time such a death happened at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island was in 2001

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