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SDSU Student’s Death From Meningitis Prompts Classmates To Seek Medical Help

In the wake of conflicting information at the end of last week regarding the bacterial meningitis-caused death of an 18-year-old San Diego State University student, the school and county health officials confirmed Monday that she was taken off life support on Saturday.

Sara Stelzer, a freshman from Moorpark in Ventura County, began experiencing flu-like symptoms the night of Sunday, Oct. 12, and was admitted to a hospital on Tuesday.  The school announced Friday morning that she had died from meningococcal meningitis, even though she was still on life support at the time.