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Reports: Meningitis victim from Detroit day camp a CMU student

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Source: Notre Dame Alumni Association on Facebook Source: Notre Dame Alumni Association on Facebook
MACOMB COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Family and friends are taking to social media to remember a Central Michigan University student who health officials said may have contracted bacterial meningitis at a Detroit gym day camp. 

The Detroit Free Press reports 21-year-old Kristy Malter worked at the Life Time Fitness gym in Rochester Hills where she was a day camp employee.

Malter was a junior at Central Michigan University, according to the media outlet. She was originally from Macomb County.

The Notre Dame Alumni Association posted the following message on their Facebook page remembering the Notre Dame Prep alum. 

While the alumni association says she has passed away, on Thursday health officials told the Detroit Free Press the woman was on life support and in grave condition.

Officials said more than 200 children ages 5-12 attended a day camp at the gym where Malter may have been exposed to the bacteria.

George Miller, director of the Oakland County Department of Health and Human Services, held a news conference Wednesday to urge parents of children who attended the camp between July 1 and 11 to be checked by a doctor.

Lifetime Fitness sent out an email to its members as well.

Meningitis is an infection of the fluid that surrounds a person’s spinal cord and the brain. Bacterial meningitis isn’t spread through casual contact. 

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