Sixth grader dies from bacterial meningitis
LOUISBURG, Kan. — A Louisburg middle school student has died from complications of a strain of bacterial meningitis.
Aaron Willard was a 6th grader at Louisburg Middle School.
According to the Sharon Zoellner, Louisburg Schools superintendent, it was determined that the particular strain of bacterial meningitis was not contagious and posed no public health risk.
“Overland Park Regional and Children’s Mercy Hospital both confirmed that the student did not have any type of contagious meningitis that would require any treatment for anyone who may have been in contact with the student,” Zoellner said. “The Kansas Department of Health also confirmed that for us. We were saddened to learn of this news and will be providing opportunities for students and staff to visit with counselors if necessary.”