URGENT MEDICAL ALERT FOR PROTESTERS!
evil from nj i.w.w. , 11.24.2003 18:25
posted to infoshop.org by Chuck0
reposted here by Aaron from Berkeley
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URGENT MEDICAL ALERT! This is an URGENT alert for all protesters present during the FTAA protests in Miami. THIS IS NOT A TROLL POSTING! PLEASE READ!
An activist from New Jersey has contracted bacterial meningitis. This occurred at some point during the Miami convergence, as he manifested syptoms on the twenty-hour drive home from Florida. Syptoms include a high fever (his was 103.7), numbness in the hands and feet, and other flu-like symptoms. If anyone has flu-like symptoms, GO TO THE HOSPITAL. Bacterial meningitis has a very quick incubation period and is highly contagious.
The activist in question helped in the decontamination area of the convergence space. Some have also referred to an orange, powdery substance medics had come into contact with, as well as this activist. There may be a connection. Please let people know!
This is not meant to be paranoid. This is a medical alert to anyone who was at the Miami convergence for the FTAA protests. If you exhibit no flu-like symptoms, such as a high fever and/or tingling or numb sensation in hands and feet, then chances are next to nil that you have bacterial meningitis. But if you do, please be safe and go to the hospital.