Parris Island Marine Recruit dies from meningitis

PARIS ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - The Marine Corps Recruit Depot is confirming one of their recruits died Saturday at the Medical University Hospital.

Officials say 19-year-old Keerica R. Allen of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion died from complications of a suspected case of meningitis.

Between 175 and 200 personnel at the recruit depot who came into close contact with allen are taking an antibiotic as a precaution.

Marine officials say at this time, none of the recruits have displayed symptoms of meningitis.

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