Another CO Hockey Player With Meningitis Dies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press


Another hockey player tied to a meningitis outbreak in Larimer County has died.

County health officials announced the death Tuesday but didn't identify the player.

Another pick-up hockey player, 29-year-old Brian Wormus, died last week after contracting the disease. A third hockey player who contracted meningitis has been hospitalized in Montana, where he was vacationing.

Health director Adrienne LeBailly has said it's possible that the bacteria that causes meningitis may have been spread when players removed their mouth guards and shook their hands at the end of June 9 game in Fort Collins.

Two other people have also contracted the disease, including a Colorado State University student who had to be hospitalized.

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