Meningitis Ruled Out As Cause Of Woman's Death

ELYRIA, Ohio – After a Lorain hospital said that the death of a 25-year-old Wal-Mart cashier was caused by a possible case of bacterial meningitis, more than 100 worried store employees flocked to the hospital to get checked.

It turns out, however, that Tamika Mucha didn't have meningitis after all.

Mucha, who died over the weekend, apparently died from something else, the county coroner said.

Doctors said that a blood disease called septic shock has the same symptoms as bacterial meningitis and can also lead to death.

It will take approximately 10 to 14 days before investigators know exactly what caused Mucha's death.