Meningitis kills US student

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The Independent Online
An American has died of meningitis just 10 days after he began a three- year degree course at a Scottish university.

Brian Bainbridge, 27, a physiotherapy student at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, died of meningococcal septicaemia on Saturday, two hours after being taken to hospital from halls of residence at Woolmanhill.

Mr Bainbridge, from Maryland, arrived in Scotland 10 days ago with a group of 21 American students - all of whom have been given antibiotics. Other students at Woolmanhill have been advised that only people in close contact with Mr Bainbridge needed medication. A spokesman at the university described his death as "a tragedy".