Day care closes after 2 toddlers die from possible infection



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MIAMI (AP) — A Florida day care has shut down following the deaths of two toddlers a week apart from possible meningitis infections.

The Miami Herald reports that the YWCA Carol Glassman Donaldson Center Day Care closed Tuesday.

YWCA Miami director Kerry-Ann Royes says she decided to close the center as a precaution. The day care is located in downtown Miami next to Miami-Dade County's main government building.

County officials say a 22-month-old boy died on Dec. 3. He was initially diagnosed with pneumonia before a doctor concluded it was meningitis. A 2-year-old boy died Sunday after being diagnosed with pneumonia. Lab tests should reveal whether either child contracted meningitis.

Regulators and county officials say the day care won't reopen until it's cleared by the state.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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