Suspicious death at Stanly hospital prompts CDC investigation

Following trip to Africa, woman became ill and died

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ALBEMARLE — The Centers for Disease Control and Carolinas HealthCare System Stanly are investigating the death of a woman who became ill following a trip to Africa.

The woman, who has not been identified, traveled to Africa last month and returned from her trip, became ill and died.

In a phone interview, Stanly County Manager Andy Lucas said there was no immediate public health concern, but that CDC and Carolinas HealthCare were working together to conduct tests to determine the cause of death and would release information once it’s available.