2 Oklahoma children die of meningococcemia

OOLOGAH, Okla. (AP) - Two students at an elementary school in
the Oologah-Talala School District have died from a rare blood
Andrew Gregory Thomas, 7, and Shuache Moua, 8, died Thursday
after contracting an infection called meningococcemia, also known
as meningitis.
The two were among six children from Oologah-Talala schools who
fell ill with the disease last week.
The grandfather of 6-year-old Jeremiah Mitchell, also taken ill
at Oologah-Talala's Lower Elementary School, said the youngster was
in critical condition Saturday. Rockie Mitchell said doctors gave
his grandson a 25 percent chance of surviving his illness.

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