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Man sleeping outside Miami Beach building dies of meningitis

Man found lying on side of street nearly naked, sores all over body

A man believed to be about 25 years old died of Meningitis after he was found nearly naked on the side of a Miami Beach street.
A man believed to be about 25 years old died of Meningitis after he was found nearly naked on the side of a Miami Beach street.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A man found on the side of a street in Miami Beach has died of meningitis, police said.

According to authorities, the man was found lying outside an apartment building at 31st Street and Indian Creek Drive.

Residents of the building found the man, who was nearly naked, lying on a pillow outside and called 911.

Police said the man had sores all over his body and was unconscious.

The man was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center due to the severity of his condition.

Authorities said he died minutes after arriving at JMH.

At this time, the strain of meningitis that the man had is unclear.

His identity is also unknown at this time, but police described him as being about 25 years old.

Anyone with information about the man's identity is urged to call police.

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