Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Central Catholic High School Student Jake Parkhurst Has Died

17-year-old Jake Parkhurst, a student at Central Catholic High School in Portland Oregon, has died from a rare illness. According to family, Parkhurst's cause of death was meningococcal disease. He was sick only a few days before he passed away. Before enrolling at Central Catholic, Jake Parkhurst was a student at Southeast Portland High School. Meningococcal disease is considered contagious, but his fellow classmates are likely not at risk of getting sick - unless they were in intimate contact with Jake.

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