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Last Updated: Saturday, 17 July, 2004, 11:29 GMT 12:29 UK
Meningitis death sparks concern
Parents in North Yorkshire are being contacted by public health officials after the death of a six-year-old girl from meningitis.

The girl died from a suspected infection caused by the meningococcal bacteria on Sunday, 11 July.

Staff from the North Yorkshire Health Protection Unit are working with parents and teachers at the Terrington Hall School, near Malton.

A department of health spokeswoman said risks to other pupils were very small.

Concerned parents are being urged to contact the Meningitis Trust on 0845 6000 800, the Meningitis Research Foundation on 0808 800 3344 or NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.

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