Bacterial Meningitis Update on Kristy Malter

Conflicting reports have indicated that Kristy Malter has been placed on life support. Multiple sources had earlier reported she had died. Malter was a Lifetime Fitness employee who contracted bacterial meningitis. George Miller, director of Oakland County Health and Human Services, would confirm only that Malter was on life support.

Rochester Media released Bacterial Meningitis Found in Fitness Camp Employee on July 14.

Bacterial Meningitis

Bacterial Meningitis Information from Oakland County Health Services

Oakland County Health officials are trying to contact over 200 children who could have come in contact with Malter during a summer camp held July 5-11. So far, there are no reports of any signs that anyone else has contracted the illness.

Kristi Malter a 2013 graduate of Notre Dame Prep

Kristi Malter a 2013 graduate of Notre Dame Prep

We at Rochester Media and The Community Edge are saddened by reporting this information. Our thoughts are with the Malter Family during this difficult time.

To reduce the spread and risk of any communicable disease, it is recommended that campers and staff not share items that come in contact with another person’s saliva such as foods, drinks, lipstick/balm, or cigarettes.

Parents or staff members who have any questions may contact Oakland County’s Nurse on Call from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at 800-848-5533 or [email protected]. For more information about bacterial meningitis, go to www.oakgov.com/health.

 

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