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Woman Remembers The Ordeal Of Bacterial Meningitis

As a Pitt County student is treated for bacterial meningitis and authorities caution others to be on the lookout for symptoms, one person who has had the disease is remembering just what it was like.

Debbie Cannon, now a grandmother, remembers back when she was 12 years old--when she and her brother were struck with bacterial meningitis. "He lost his sight and ability to walk for maybe a week or so until the antibiotics kicked in and started working for him. You have a real high fever, your legs, your head, you have excruciating headache, its just really painful."

Authorities say the D.H. Conley student is being treated at PCMH for bacterial meningitis.


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