East Islip Mother Who Lost Daughter To Meningitis Starts Foundation to Spread AwarenessNow, the NYS Senate and Assembly have passed a bill requiring seventh and 12th graders to receive the meningococcal vaccine.
Senior's Death From Bacterial Meningitis Stuns East Islip High SchoolShe was days from graduation and set to attend Molloy College to pursue a medical career. Instead, a 17-year-old high school senior on Long Island succumbed to a rare disease, and her classmates are worried that bacterial meningitis may be contagious.

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