PATERSON, NJ - Following reports that Jameek Lowery was suffering from spinal meningitis  prior to his death on Monday Mayor Andre Sayegh released the following statement regarding the preventative treatment he and others have undergone:

“As of 9:45am on Thursday, January 10, we are still awaiting an official report from the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the State of New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner’s Office as to the cause and manner of Jameek Lowery’s death.

Due to his personal interaction with Mr. Lowery in December 2018 and out of an abundance of caution, the Passaic County Prosecutor suggested on the evening of January 9 that Mayor Sayegh go to St. Joseph’s for testing for meningitis. When he arrived at approximately 11pm, the medical team treated him with antibiotics – the standard method of care in this situation.

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First responders or those who were in contact with Mr. Lowery throughout the events of January 5-6 were also told to go to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center for antibiotic treatment.

If anyone suspects they came in contact with Mr. Lowery and would like to be treated, the medical team is available at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center."

St. Joseph's Medical Center is located at 703 Main Street.


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