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Another suspected case of meningitis after scout jamboree

Published onsdag 19 augusti 2015 kl 15.50
"I think it's mostly parents who are worried"
(5:35 min)
Scoutläger i Japan
World Scout Jamboree in Japan. Photo: Peter Romin.

A third Swedish scout returning from the World Scout Jamboree in Japan is suspected of having contracted meningitis, news agency TT reports. Still, most scouts are not worried about the disease, says 17-year-old Eric Winell.

Earlier this week, three scouts from Scotland were diagnosed with meningitis after returning from the World Scout Jamboree in Japan the week before. The news caused the Public Health Authority here in Sweden to urge all 1,900 Swedes who attended the event to get checked for the disease.

So far, Stockholm's Karolinska University Hospital has confirmed that one teenage girl is infected and three more cases are under investigation, but Eric Winell, one of the Swedish scouts who attended the event, is still not worried. 

"I don't think that a lot of scouts are actually worried about the disease, I think it's mostly parents who are worried," says Winell. 

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