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Was worried about the woman who died Sunday when she had twins

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Smokie

Elizabethtown, KY

#1 Jun 7, 2010
Who was this poor woman? What happened?
mommy of 3

Lowes, KY

#2 Jun 7, 2010
Bless her heart! My prayers and thoughts are with them!!

“Who? Me?”

Since: Feb 09

L-Town

#3 Jun 7, 2010
Her name was Karin Blankenship. She was a Rush prior to marrying Butch Blankenship. She has two other children in addition to the twins.

Since: Mar 09

East Bernstadt, KY

#4 Jun 7, 2010
So sad! I just saw this on Yahoo. She had bacterial meningitis.

http://www.lex18.com/news/mother-dies-of-bact...
sad

Kittanning, PA

#5 Jun 7, 2010
Steph73 wrote:
Her name was Karin Blankenship. She was a Rush prior to marrying Butch Blankenship. She has two other children in addition to the twins.
karen was wonderful person and very loved by all who meet her karen will be missed.
Manda

London, KY

#6 Jun 7, 2010
Everyone say a prayer for the babies to thrive and be healthy. My condolences go out to her family.
london

Cynthiana, KY

#7 Jun 7, 2010
something is not right with this story,sounds like careless doctoring, how can a generally healthy young woman did so fast? i think there was some huge oversights with her illness
i am praying

France

#8 Jun 7, 2010
her relatives goz to the chirch that my uncle goz to out at bethel holiness on big fariston road. they request prayer for the famly ever service since she died.
Manda

London, KY

#9 Jun 7, 2010
london wrote:
something is not right with this story,sounds like careless doctoring, how can a generally healthy young woman did so fast? i think there was some huge oversights with her illness
The story from the news that someone posted a link to said she had bacterial meningitis. From what I've heard about it it's quick and there really isn't any hope.
Who Knows

Kittanning, PA

#10 Jun 7, 2010
bacterial meningitis, is a reportable disease and by law must be reported to the public health department. This case was not reported to the Laurel Co. Public Health Department. This is highly contagious and can cause an outbreak in the hospital or community. If you or any of your family has been in the St. Joseph Hospital you should call the health department. This is serious.
Karen was the sweetest lady you could ever meet. God rest her Soul, and her husband is a fine man. I hope the babies do well
Kentucylady75

Paris, KY

#11 Jun 7, 2010
I grew up with Karen , she was a great person. Just pray for her parents and all the family. She will be missed.

Since: Mar 09

East Bernstadt, KY

#12 Jun 7, 2010
Who Knows wrote:
bacterial meningitis, is a reportable disease and by law must be reported to the public health department. This case was not reported to the Laurel Co. Public Health Department. This is highly contagious and can cause an outbreak in the hospital or community. If you or any of your family has been in the St. Joseph Hospital you should call the health department. This is serious.
Karen was the sweetest lady you could ever meet. God rest her Soul, and her husband is a fine man. I hope the babies do well
Not all strains of bacterial meningitis are highly contagious! Some do not require those exposed to be treated at all. Trust me, they would not treat everyone that has been to the hospital even if it was the most contagious kind. They would only treat those with prolonged or close contact. Been there done that.

There is also a non-infectious meningitis that is not spread from person to person.

More info:

http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/about/transmiss...

Pregnant women are at greater risk:

http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/about/risk-fact...

"Pregnant women are at an increased risk of catching listeriosis. The bacteria that cause listeriosis, listeria bacteria, can also cause meningitis. The unborn baby of a pregnant woman with listeriosis is also at risk."

They did not say what strain she had but I believe the family said they were told it was not contagious.

I know the Health Department has to respect patient privacy but the community really needs more info from them!
Who knows doesnt know

London, KY

#13 Jun 7, 2010
Just to clarify...who knows comment is incorrect. Please look again at the differences between bacterial and viral menengitis. This is a horrible tragedy and my prayers go to the family. This man will need a tremendous amount of family and community support.
Straight Talk

Manchester, KY

#14 Jun 7, 2010
london wrote:
something is not right with this story,sounds like careless doctoring, how can a generally healthy young woman did so fast? i think there was some huge oversights with her illness
Bacterial Menengitis is quick and deadly.
It's rare if anyone lives through it.
Only if they can get attention right away for it, you will not survive it.
In most cases people do not realize they have it until it is too late.
Sad
Straight Talk

Manchester, KY

#15 Jun 7, 2010
Manda wrote:
Everyone say a prayer for the babies to thrive and be healthy. My condolences go out to her family.
I worry about who she may have exposed with this deadly virus.
It is highly contagious....And where did she catch it?

Since: Mar 09

East Bernstadt, KY

#16 Jun 7, 2010
Straight Talk wrote:
<quoted text>
Bacterial Menengitis is quick and deadly.
It's rare if anyone lives through it.
Only if they can get attention right away for it, you will not survive it.
In most cases people do not realize they have it until it is too late.
Sad
It can be quick and deadly but not all strains are. I know of several cases where people lived through it.

Questions and answers about meningitis:

http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/about/faq.html

"Q: Is bacterial meningitis contagious?

A: Yes, some forms of bacterial meningitis are contagious. The bacteria can mainly be spread from person to person through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions. This can occur through coughing, kissing, and sneezing. Fortunately, none of the bacteria that cause meningitis are as contagious as things like the common cold or the flu. Also, the bacteria are not spread by casual contact or by simply breathing the air where a person with meningitis has been.

However, sometimes the bacteria that cause meningitis have spread to other people who have had close or prolonged contact with a patient with meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis (also called meningococcal meningitis) or Hib. People in the same household or daycare center, or anyone with direct contact with a patient's oral secretions (such as a boyfriend or girlfriend) would be considered at increased risk of getting the infection. People who qualify as close contacts of a person with meningitis caused by N. meningitidis should receive antibiotics to prevent them from getting the disease. This is known as prophylaxis. Prophylaxis for household contacts of someone with Hib disease is only recommended if there is 1 household contact younger than 48 months who has not been fully immunized against Hib or an immunocompromised child (a child with a weakened immune system) of any age is in the household. The entire household, regardless of age, should receive prophylaxis in these cases."

It says SOME FORMS. Please look at the CDC website!

NOT ALL STRAINS ARE CONTAIOUS!!!

http://www.kentucky.com/2010/06/07/1296857/la...

"Her sister-in-law, Jessica Cornett of Versailles, said the family has been told that Mrs. Blankenship had bacterial meningitis, but they do not know how she contracted it. They said they have been told that she was not contagious."

Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/06/07/1296857/la...
HUMMMMMMMMMMM

Kittanning, PA

#17 Jun 7, 2010
It should have been reported no matter what to public health read your law on reportable cases
hope

Dickson, TN

#18 Jun 7, 2010
You do never know about staph infections that may be contracted in hospitals. I do know first hand they will not admit it. I am sorry for her death and for the family. This type of meningitis is deadly, one can be fine, then die hours after contracting this horrible bacteria. I knew a young girl who coached basketball, the next day she died due to this. She was very healthy. This case was in Ohio.
lady

Greenbrier, AR

#19 Jun 8, 2010
london wrote:
something is not right with this story,sounds like careless doctoring, how can a generally healthy young woman did so fast? i think there was some huge oversights with her illness
Bacterial Meningitis is a quick disease that can kill someone very quickly. I don't think it was careless doctoring, I heard someone say the doctors she was going to for her pregnancy and they are the same ones that delivered my baby. They are wonderful doctors who care about their patients very much. This is a horrific tragedy don't point fingers just pray for the 4 babies she left behind. A child needs their mother and this will be so hard on them as they grow up. Also pray for her husband and family.
in the know

London, KY

#20 Jun 8, 2010
london wrote:
something is not right with this story,sounds like careless doctoring, how can a generally healthy young woman did so fast? i think there was some huge oversights with her illness
You should be ashamed of yourself!! I can tell you at no point in this was anyone "careless". Sometimes no matter how hard the medical community tries to save a life not everyone can be saved. At times its up the the good Lord above.

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