Possible meningococcemia case in Malaybalay City Bukidnon identified
City Health Officer Dr. Melirose Detecio said that they are trying to really figure out if the victim, a young boy, indeed died because of the deadly meningococcemia. The victim, a still unnamed boy, allegedly succumbed to the said disease.
The mother of the victim said that her son died because of pneumonia. However, health officials believe that there is a possibility that meningococcemia was the cause of death.
Detecio said that they had the victim buried immediately.
Meningococcemia refers to meningococial infections found in the blood.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the symptoms of meningococcemia include rashes, body ache, fever and headache.
The victim had fever for 4 days and rashes all over his body.
Malaybalay City health officials insist, however, that there is no meningococcemia outbreak in the Province of Bukidnon.
Meningococcemia can spread via close contact with a carrier of the disease.