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The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County (DOH-Brevard) is working with health care providers, parents and administrators to respond to a death of a child due to suspected meningococcal disease while at the Brevard Juvenile Detention Center. Meningococcal disease is a very serious infection of the blood or membranes around the brain (meningitis). The disease is contagious and most common in infants, adolescents and young adults.

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