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UC Berkeley: 9:30 a.m. Press Conference today regarding meningitis

20 January 2004


Contact: Media Relations
(510) 642-3734

University of California, Berkeley, officials have scheduled a press conference about the death yesterday of Alisa Marie Lewis, a Cal junior and member of the women's basketball team. The suspected cause of death is bacterial meningitis.

9:30 a.m. TODAY (January 20)

Haas Pavilion

Attending the press conference in Haas Pavilion will be women's basketball head coach Caren Horstmeyer; Dr. Peter Dietrich, medical director of the University Health Services; and infectious disease specialist Dr. Arthur Reingold, professor and chair of epidemiology at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health.