& # 39; Taken from us after a day of illness & # 39 ;: Young dance teacher, 26, affected by rare infection, dies just a few hours after feeling unwell
- Kelsey Davidson, from Christchurch, New Zealand, fell ill and died last week
- She taught a few days earlier in her Radical Step Dance Studio
- Doctors distributed antibiotics to prevent the spread of meningococcal disease
A 26-year-old dance teacher suddenly died of meningococcal disease.
Kelsey Davidson, from Christchurch, New Zealand, fell ill on Wednesday and died on Thursday night.
She taught a few days earlier in her Radical Step Dance Studio.
Kelsey Davidson (photo), from Christchurch, New Zealand, fell ill on Wednesday and died on Thursday evening
Doctors have given antibiotics to her family and friends to prevent them from getting the disease.
Miss Davidson founded her studio in 2012 and taught jazz, modern, latin and contemporary dance styles.
Photos on her Instagram page show the young woman heli-skiing, walking on the beach and attending concerts with friends.
Her company's website says: & # 39; Kelsey has a passion for the great outdoors with her greatest passion: snow skiing, exploring the unique parts of New Zealand and exotic locations around the world.
Miss Davidson (photo) taught a few days earlier in her Radical Step Dance Studio
Photos on her Instagram page show the young woman walking in the mountains
& # 39; All Kelsey's choreography is stamped with its unique and diverse style of modern dance. Kelsey is proud to be the promoter of our new and dynamic city of Christchurch. & # 39;
The website is also filled with glowing reviews from customers.
& # 39; Kelsey is a great teacher, & # 39; a parent said.
& # 39; Kelsey is a talented and inspiring teacher who cherishes every individual, & # 39; another added.
Miss Davidson's funeral is on Wednesday morning.
What is meningococcal disease?
Meningococcal disease is an acute bacterial infection that can result in death within a few hours if it is not recognized and treated in time.
In Australia there are 5 main strains of the disease, all of which now have vaccinations with your doctor.
The most common strains are meningococcal disease B and W serogroups.
Although the majority of victims will recover fully, 10 percent of those infected die and about 20 percent suffer from permanent disabilities – ranging from learning difficulties, sight and hearing problems, to liver and kidney failure, loss of fingers, toes and limbs and scars by skin grafts.
One of the reasons why meningococcal disease is difficult to identify is that it can occur in different forms depending on which part of the body the bacteria invade: meningitis (affecting the brain and spinal cord) or septicemia (affecting the blood), or a combination of both.
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