Weekend Reads Bride Dies Of Meningitis Hours After Getting Married

19:51  13 december  2017
19:51  13 december  2017 Source:   International Business Times

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10 to an infection related to meningitis hours after she got married . Devastated by the death of his bride , Alistair said it came as a “huge shock” for him. “This has been incredibly difficult to process.

A tragic bride died from a bacterial infection linked to meningitis just hours after getting married to the love of her life. Jamieka McCarthy Harford, 26, died after falling ill during her wedding ceremony on Saturday in Auckland, New Zealand.

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In a tragic incident, a woman from Auckland, New Zealand, lost her life Dec. 10 to an infection related to meningitis hours after she got married.

Jamieka McCarthy-Harford, 26, died from a bacterial infection linked to meningitis hours after she tied the knot with her husband Alistair in a fairytale wedding ceremony. Devastated by the death of his bride, Alistair said it came as a “huge shock” for him.

“This has been incredibly difficult to process. She was taken from us with notice of a horrible, deadly disease,” Alistair said. “Her passing was a huge shock to everybody, to lose her so quickly, and this has been incredibly difficult to process,” he told the New Zealand Herald.

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A young woman tragically died after catching a deadly bacterial infection just hours after getting married to the love of her life. - Health24: Meningitis . A beautiful picture posted on Facebook show the blushing bride walking down the aisle with her father, Will Catchakingi, by her side on a sunny golf

A TRAGIC bride died from a bacterial infection linked to meningitis just hours after getting married to the love of her life. Jamieka McCarthy Harford, 26, died after falling ill during her wedding ceremony on Saturday in Auckland, New Zealand.

McCarthy-Harford’s family, in a statement, said: “Jamieka was so happy to be married and the wedding was a beautiful, happy occasion surrounded by love. She the most kind-hearted person in the world who loved life and she always put others before herself. She was a beloved wife, daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend. She will be missed forever.”

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) confirmed McCarthy-Harford died due to a bacterial infection likely to be associated with meningococcal disease.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Meningococcal disease can refer to any illness caused by the type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis, also known as meningococcus.”

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On the weekend, a woman died of meningococcal disease just hours after marrying the love of her life. Her sudden death was caused by a bacterial infection linked to meningitis . Jamieka’s husband, Alistair John, told Newshub that her sudden death was a devastating shock.

A WOMAN who died of meningococcal disease on the weekend had only just got married hours before. Jamieka McCarthy Harford, 26, died in Auckland on Saturday after falling ill during her wedding ceremony. She later died of the bacterial infection linked to meningitis .

“These illnesses are often severe and can be deadly. They include infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and bloodstream infections (bacteremia or septicemia),” the website stated.

The symptoms of meningococcal disease can first appear as a flu-like illness and rapidly worsen as time passes. The two most common types of meningococcal infections are — meningitis and septicemia. These infections are serious and can be deadly in a matter of hours.

The most common symptoms of the meningococcal disease to watch out for include:

  1. Fever
  2. Headache
  3. Stiff Neck
  4. Nausea
  5. Vomiting
  6. Photophobia— sensitivity to light
  7. Confused state of mind
  8. Rapid Breathing
  9. Fatigue
  10. Cold Chills

Although vaccines can help in curing meningococcal disease, maintaining healthy food habits and taking plenty of rest also helps.

In McCarthy-Harford’s case, ARPHS launched an investigation into the young bride’s death and are also closely working with her family so as to prevent bacteria transmission.

McCarthy-Harford’s mother, Linda McCarthy paid tribute to her deceased daughter in a Facebook post.

“Our beautiful 1st born baby girl Jamie McCathy-Ngapera was abruptly taken from her father Will Catchakingi and I in mere hours after marrying the man she loves because of Meningococcal Disease,” she wrote

1 dead following meningococcal infection, B.C. health officials confirm .
Officials in the Okanagan are urging those aged 15-19 to get immunized after 11 people contracted the disease. Interior Health says the cause of death has not been confirmed and there are no details about the identity, age or gender of the victim.

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