Bacterial meningitis claims life of Aberdeen teen

The first case of bacterial meningitis in Monmouth County this year has claimed the life of a teenager.For friends, the sudden death of Chris Dhume,

ABERDEEN TOWNSHIP - The first case of bacterial meningitis in Monmouth County this year has claimed the life of a teenager.

For friends, the sudden death of Chris Dhume, 17, of Aberdeen, is overwhelming. The four-year varsity soccer player at Matawan Regional High School became ill with flu-like symptoms Thursday evening and died early Saturday morning.

The Monmouth County Health Department is holding a community forum tonight at Matawan Regional High School to answer questions about the disease that killed the captain of Matawan Region High School varsity soccer team.

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