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COPY-USF mourns sudden death of teen believed to have had meningitis

Associated Press - September 25, 2007 7:14 AM ET

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The University of South Florida is mourning the sudden death of a student believed to have had bacterial meningitis.

USF held a memorial service for 19-year-old Rachel Futterman after she died yesterday, days after being hospitalized.

University officials have encouraged students to be vaccinated against the aggressive disease.

Funeral services are planned today in Jacksonville.

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