Georgetown student died of bacterial meningitis



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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Georgetown student who died after contracting meningitis had the most serious form of the infection.

In a letter to parents, students and staff sent late Thursday, the university says that sophomore Andrea Jaime died of bacterial meningitis on Tuesday.

That type of meningitis can be transmitted through close personal contact, such as sharing drinks or kissing.

As of late Thursday, the university says it has had no other reported cases of meningitis.

The school says health officials are working to identify anyone who may have had close contact with the 19-year-old Jaime in the days leading up to her death to make sure they get antibiotics.

Close friends of Jaime's already have been getting antibiotics.

Jaime, who went to high school in Coral Gables, Fla., was studying human sciences.

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