Cedar Point employee hospitalized with meningitis

Posted Monday, June 24, 2002 4:34 AM | Contributed by wkyc.com

An 18-year-old Cedar Point employee has been hospitalized with bacterial meningitis, according to health officials. Authorities say park visitors are not in danger and that the teen has no direct contact with the public. The teenager is listed in serious condition at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, but is said to be improving.

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Monday, June 24, 2002 5:30 AM
MSU seems to have this happen to them at least once a year. Such is the risk of living in a dormitory.
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Monday, June 24, 2002 6:12 AM
Saw this on Channel 11 last night. Looks like these people are looking into sueing the park. Sue everything I guess is the way things go.

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Monday, June 24, 2002 7:08 AM
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Sue them for what?

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Monday, June 24, 2002 7:12 AM
Hey I remember when I started college (1993 U of Illinois) just the year before they had like 3 cases and freaked. It was MANDATORY that all incoming freshmen get shots. It was kinda funny because they were giving out the shots during orientation and you had to sign a release form. The funny part was that all students under 18 had to have a parent sign, well I was all of 17 and a month and a half but I signed my own form because my Mom and Dad were 140 miles away and couldnt be reached. Even though I knew they'd consent anyway, it was an "illict thrill" for me because it was my first real "adult" act.
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jeremy
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Monday, June 24, 2002 7:20 AM

Jeremy, sometimes all we get IS the "little things" :)

There was at least one meningitis case at Carnegie Mellon when I was there, as well. Scary disease, but living in a dorm-type environment increases the risk of such things.

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Monday, June 24, 2002 6:29 PM

I myself had the opportunity of liveing and working at the point and I am not the least bit shocked or surprised at this news. While takeing daily showers and shareing toilets with the others who live at the Cedars Dorm, I had to be extra careful as to not get some nasty condition. My prayers are with the teen.

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Monday, June 24, 2002 7:10 PM
Sue them for negligence. The park should have warned him there was a possibility of this. Bull is all it is.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 4:40 AM
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You're kidding, right?

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 11:22 AM
This lady does not have a case against cedar point that she can win. She has no proof that her son actually contracted the disease at cedar point and not somewhere else. If the boy DID get it there she still doesn't have much because, how can you blame cedar point for it. They haven't had any problems with it before and he is the only case. Usually there are a couple who get it who are in the same area. No offense to the boy. I feel sorry for him, but his mother is going off on a limb about this.

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