Bacteria killed 11-year-old boy, summer stay tells relatives |

July 15, 2017 - summer camp

Daniel Beer, 11, died unexpected on Monday. 

MILFORD, Pa. — An 11-year-old Bergen County boy who died progressing this week while divided during a Pennsylvania sleep-away stay has tested certain for a germ that is a predecessor to meningitis, according to a camp.

Daniel Beer, of Norwood, died Monday while divided during Camp Nah-Jee-Wah, in Milford, Pennsylvania — that is operated by NJY Camps, formed in Fairfield, Essex County.

In an email to relatives on Thursday, NJY Camps said Beer had Neisseria meningitidis, a germ that can cause meningitis and sepsis, according to a Center for Disease Control.

The email, performed by NJ Advance Media, pronounced nonetheless a state’s health dialect had “previously ruled out meningitis as a means of death, they have only told us that a enlightenment tested positive” for the bacteria.

The bacteria is famous to be deadly, often heading to infections to a backing of a brain, spinal cord and in a bloodstream. More information on a germ is accessible at

“We know this diagnosis might come as startle to you, as it did to us,” a email from a stay read.

The germ typically is widespread by people vital in tighten quarters. It is many ordinarily eliminated to others through saliva, like coughing. The bacteria, however, is “not as foul as germs that means a common cold or a flu” and “people do not locate them by infrequent contact” or respirating a same air, according to a CDC.

It said that “anyone who had approach hit (possibility of pity separate or spit) with Daniel will be receiving a prophylaxis treatment that prevents infection.”

April Hutcheson, a orator for a Pennsylvania Department of Health, pronounced she could not criticism on any contrast conducted on Beer, citing studious remoteness laws. However, she said, “There is not an ongoing open health hazard or conflict during that plcae right now.”

Nonetheless, Thursday’s email from a stay to relatives cited thorough precautions that were being taken to those who might be during risk to forestall any other potential infections.

The stay also pronounced each child who had approach hit with Beer had been contacted to accept a CDC’s endorsed diagnosis of a singular sip of verbal Ciprofloxacin — an antibiotic used to provide bacterial infections. 

Beer had shown signs of serious stomach pain and revulsion Sunday night and was treated during a stay infirmary. The subsequent morning, when his symptoms didn’t improve, he was taken to Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, where his “symptoms worsened suddenly,” according to Leonard M. Robinson, executive executive of NJY Camps, in another email to relatives progressing this week.

He eventually died during a sanatorium during around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, according to police.

Though officials contend there is no tie with Beer’s genocide and any other campers during this time, three other boys who were pity a cabin with Beer had shown signs of a stomach illness and were taken to a sanatorium a day he died, according to police. The boys were after released.

The stay pronounced it would have an infection control dilettante during Nah-Jee-Wah to manage “the diagnosis to all children and staff who had approach hit with Daniel.”

“We know this is shocking news for any parent, though greatfully keep in mind that a medical recommendation we have perceived is that many people who come into hit with this micro-organism do not get sick,” the camp’s email to relatives on Thursday said.

Family and friends collected Wednesday for a wake use during Robert Schoem’s Menorah Chapel in Paramus for Beer, who had only incited 11 and would’ve been going into sixth grade.

Tributes poured in online from member for a several extracurricular activities Beer took partial in, including a soccer league in Norwood, his Cub Scouts chapter and a swim club.

“Daniel was a really happy student, really intelligent and desired challenges. He had a lot of friends and a good clarity of humor,” Norwood Public School District Superintendent Lisa Gross said.

He is survived by his relatives Jill and Sam and his brother, Ethan.

Anyone with serve health questions can hit a Pennsylvania Health Department at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).

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