AP: China: Meningitis Outbreak Under Control

From AP via The New York Times:

Health experts in Shanghai are testing to determine if a baby diagnosed by doctors as having meningitis actually died from the disease, a newspaper reported Friday.

The government, meanwhile, declared under control an outbreak of the disease that killed at least 16 people. Airlines and city governments, however, were announcing precautions against its spread among travelers during the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays.

Doctors said the five-month-old baby, who died on Wednesday after being admitted to a Shanghai hospital two days before, was killed by meningitis, the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post reported.

Tests were required to see if the strain the baby had was the same as one that sickened 258 people, 62 of them in east China’s Anhui province, the report said.

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