Man, 75, dead of meningitis in Empoli

Fourth deadly case in Tuscany in 2016

(ANSA) - Florence, February 17 - A 75-year-old man has died of meningitis C in the town of Tuscan town of Empoli, local health authorities said Wednesday.
    Piero Susini, who lived in the town of San Miniato near Pisa, was hospitalized at Empoli's San Giuseppe Hospital on Friday.
    Tuscany has registered a surge in meningitis cases in 2016.
    In total, there have been 13 recorded cases of the disease and four deaths.
    Regional officials have fielded a free meningitis vaccination program for people aged 11-45 in a bid to stop the spread of the contagious disease.