Bacteria killed 11-year-old boy, summer camp tells parents

Daniel Beer, 11, died suddenly on Monday. 

MILFORD, Pa. — An 11-year-old Bergen County boy who died earlier this week while away at a Pennsylvania sleep-away camp has tested positive for a bacteria that is a precursor to meningitis, according to a notice sent by the camp to parents.

Daniel Beer, of Norwood, died Monday while away at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah, in Milford, Pennsylvania — which is operated by NJY Camps, based in Fairfield, Essex County.

In an email to parents on Thursday, NJY Camps said Beer had Neisseria meningitidis — a leading precursor to bacterial meningitis …read more

Source: Bergen

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