A 19-year-old student from Villongo, in the province of Bergamo, died from fulminant meningitis. Affected by a high fever Monday afternoon while she was in the University of Brescia, the young woman was taken to the Spedali Civili emergency room. His condition did not initially appear to be severe but the clinical picture plummeted into the night and the girl died on Tuesday morning. The public prosecutor has ordered an autopsy.

Activated precautionary antibiotic prophylaxis towards family members, 90 university students from the Catholic University (attended by the girl) and people who have been in contact with her in recent days. ” There is no alarm – assured the councilor for Welfare, Giulio Gallera – meningitis is not transmitted by simple direct contact or by presence in the same room”.