EDWARDSVILLE — A Missouri woman died of meningitis last week, but Madison County health officials say there is no threat to the public.
In a press release, Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn and the Madison County Health Department reported that Elizabeth I. Schreck, 30, of Durham, Mo., was pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m. April 14 at a Highland residence. Schreck had been in town for a cake-designing seminar. During the course of the seminar, Schreck began complaining of a headache as well as neck and back pain. She had sought only chiropractic medical treatment for her illness.
During the course of the investigation, the Madison County Health Department was contacted. It was quickly determined by laboratory results that the meningitis was caused by the streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. There are no recommendations for preventive treatment because this type of meningitis is not considered communicable to others. Anyone with questions about these recommendations can contact the Madison County Health Department at (618) 692-8954, ext. 2, for nursing.
Funeral services were conducted by Arnold’s Funeral Home of Lewistown, Mo.