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Body of Nigerian medical student to be repatriated

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Nigerian medical student Nwafor Johnson is expected to be repatriated to his homeland for burial soon.

Johnson, also known as Collins Johnson, died last Friday at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) after a battle with meningitis.{{more}} He was admitted to the hospital after complaining of not feeling well, but was released some time after. He was re-admitted last week and died a few days later.

The 21-year-old pre-med student was in his third semester at the American University of St Vincent School of Medicine, and had only been in St Vincent for just about a year.

An official at the New Montrose based institution said that Johnson was a well liked and jovial person.

A memorial service was held for the New Montrose resident on Monday, and saw a full turnout of students and faculty of the University.

According to Wikipedia, meningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.The inflammation may be caused by infection with viruses, bacteria, or other micro-organisms. Meningitis can be life threatening because of the proximity to the brain and spinal cord, and may kill an individual in a matter of hours.

The most common symptoms of meningitis are headache and stiff neck, associated with fever, and an inability to tolerate light or loud noises.

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