Nursing Student Dies After Tweets About Feeling Ill

'This is what dying must feel like,' she wrote; meningitis suspected
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2014 4:14 PM CDT
Nursing Student Dies After Tweets About Feeling Ill
Georgetown University in DC.   (Shutterstock)

A nursing student at Georgetown has died of suspected meningitis, and the final tweets of Andrea Jaime suggest she knew something was horribly wrong. "This is what dying must feel like," the sophomore tweeted on Friday, three days before her death, reports the Daily Dot. And in a reply to someone commenting on the post, she explained that she had a fever of 105, adding, "I think I'm dying."

The school is awaiting tests to confirm the 19-year-old's cause of death, reports NBC News. Assuming meningitis is correct, it would be the first case of the contagious disease at Georgetown in years, reports the Washington Post. Princeton, on the other hand, has had eight cases since last year and the University of California, Santa Barbara, has had four. (Last year, a woman died soon after tweeting about her 30-hour workday.)

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