School scare as boy dies of meningitis

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The Independent Online
A 16-year-old boy has died of meningitis and a girl from the same school is seriously ill with the disease.

More than 1,262 pupils at Sale Grammar School in Greater Manchester, together with staff, are being given antibiotics while doctors await test results to show if the two cases are linked.

The fifth-former died in Withington Hospital, Manchester, yesterday only 13 hours after becoming ill. The girl, aged 15, became ill on Tuesday. She was described as "stable and responding to treatment".