An 11-year-old boy from New Jersey was staying at a Pennsylvania Jewish camp, when he suddenly started feeling ill. He was immediately transported to the hospital, where he died the same day. Later on, the state officials released a report stating his cause of death as meningitis.
- While on camp, Daniel Beer started feeling ill, so he was rushed to the hospital immediately.
- Only a few hours later, the boy died, and the doctors discovered he had meningitis.
- All the other children in the camp, as well as the personnel, are now receiving careful medical attention and prophylaxis treatment.
Daniel “Ae Roo” Beer was on a sleep-away camp at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah, in Pennsylvania. What was supposed to be a fun adventure turned into something disastrous when, early in the morning on July 10th, the boy experienced nausea and severe stomach pain.
The camp officials knew something wasn’t right, so they flew the boy to Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis, NY, together with his roommates who also felt ill. Around 7.30 a.m., the boy died in the hospital. Afterwards, the police troopers were able to identify Beer’s cause of death.
They discovered the boy was suffering from meningitis. His three roommates also experienced similar symptoms, but doctors discovered they were all safe and showed no signs of the disease. This spiced a lot of controversy, and police and camp officials together are making investigations to see how the boy fell ill.
All the other children in the camp are now thoroughly tested to make sure they are not infected as well. A specialist is looking closely for any symptoms, and he is ready to administer treatment to whomever starts feeling ill. Everybody who came close to the boy, both children and camp personnel, will receive a prophylaxis treatment, as it usually takes three to four days for the disease to incubate.
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