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Young woman who worked at Life Time Fitness remains on life support after bacterial meningitis

Posted: 5:59 PM, Jul 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-15 18:20:31-04
Latest on bacterial meningitis scare in Oakland

A 21-year-old woman who worked at the Life Time Fitness in Rochester Hills remains on life support after contracting bacterial meningitis earlier this week.

It still remains a mystery how Kristy Malter got the disease, but two county health departments are now involved in the case.

A Macomb County health official says she got the symptoms at the beginning of this week, and by Thursday, was in grave condition.

Malter worked as a counselor during a summer camp at Life Time Fitness. The camp started July 5 and lasted a week with hundreds of kids there.

Investigations are focused don others with whom she came in contact. Macomb County has tracked 27 family and friends, while Oakland County has found 213 kids and 39 other camp employees.

They are still working to locate 10 families, but all who were located are taking a dose of antibiotics.

The disease can be passed with direct contact of bodily fluids including saliva and nasal fluid. A simple sharing of water bottles can pass it on.

So far, Malter is the only one who is reported having the disease.