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Neb. boy fighting infection dies at Iowa hospital

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Iowa City (KWWL) -- A 4-year-old Nebraska boy who lost his arms and legs to infection passed away at an Iowa City hospital on Saturday morning.

Josef Parker's grandmother, Teri Fuhrer, said he died at University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Josef, of DeWitt in southeast Nebraska, was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis more than two weeks ago.

He went to preschool at Tri County Schools in DeWitt. A fourth-grader was also infected, but that student recovered.

Josef's mother, Jennifer Parker, has said that the infection seriously damaged her son's arms and legs, so they were removed.

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