Christchurch woman dies after within one day of falling ill

The woman is understood to have died of meningococcal disease.
The woman is understood to have died of meningococcal disease. Photo credit: Instagram/Kelsey Davidson

A woman in Christchurch has died of suspected meningococcal disease, after falling ill just 24 hours earlier.

Kelsey Davidson died on Thursday. Her family described her as "our sparkle, our joy, our all the world" in a death notice in The Press newspaper on Monday. It said she died "after a day's illness".

Davidson was the founder of Fendalton's Radical Step Dance Studio.

The studio's website says she taught contemporary, Latin, and modern dance as well as jazz.

It says Davidson "prides herself as a promoter of our new dynamic city of Christchurch".

"Kelsey has a love for the outdoors with her main passion being snow skiing."

She will be farewelled at Burnside's Westpark Chapel on Wednesday.

Symptoms of meningococcal disease include fever, headache, vomiting, joint pain, and bruises.

Following a meningococcal B epidemic in New Zealand, a vaccination programme was offered to all babies, children and teenagers between 2004 and 2008.

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