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Danville councilman in intensive care with meningitis

Original post made on Aug 26, 2009

Long time Danville Town Council member Mike Shimansky is listed in serious condition in a San Diego hospital, where he is being treated for bacterial meningitis.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 3:29 PM

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Posted by Bonnie
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 26, 2009 at 10:33 am

San Diego ?? Bacterial Meningitis?? Amputation while on vacation ?
How tragic ! I've never heard of such a thing.....better stay away from the border....ooh, that's right we IMport those diseases now, don't a long list of others we 'conquered' here, decades ago!

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Posted by PToWN94566
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 26, 2009 at 11:02 am

PToWN94566 is a registered user.

Bonnie, meningitis can happen anywhere. It's not safe to assume that just because we live in the United States that a disease can't come here. Even without humans, bacterias and viruses can still plague the U.S.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 26, 2009 at 11:12 am

You can count of many more diseases being uncovered in Plutonia because lots of people spread disease...especially kids. Wait until the pig flu strikes FULL ON this winter!

Tip of the day: don't send your kids to school until a safe pig flu vaccine has been developed that doesn't kill you. Problem!

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Posted by Chuck
a resident of Valley Trails
on Aug 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Our prayers go out to Mr. Shimansky and his family. Something similar to this happened to me a few years back while in Vermont, but fortunately, not with the same terrible results. He CAN recover, with good medical care, and we pray that he does.

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