Meningitis blamed for Ridgefield boy's death

The family of a 7-year-old Ridgefield boy says he died from meningitis last week.Mourners paid their respects yesterday at his wake.Friends say the boy attended

RIDGEFIELD - The family of a 7-year-old Ridgefield boy says he died from meningitis last week.

Mourners paid their respects yesterday at his wake.

Friends say the boy attended Farmingville Elementary School.

Members of the National Meningitis Association say they have been making an effort to raise awareness of this highly contagious disease that can be prevented by getting vaccinated.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The Trinity Catholic boys basketball team won the 1 Team of the Week: Trinity Catholic
Police say that a stolen dirt bike was 2 Police: Argument ends with at least 3 people being shot
Nassau Police are investigating another Carvel robbery, this 3 Police: Carvel robbed at knifepoint in Westbury
VIDEO: Greenwich Fire 4 VIDEO: Fire on Glenville Road in Greenwich
Crossfit isn't just for the gym, according to 5 Ready, Set, Fit: Crossfit at home

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE