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Connecticut University Student Diagnosed With Bacterial Meningitis


Various colleges across the country are reporting cases of bacterial meningitis with Central Connecticut State University being the latest one to report a confirmed case on Monday.

In an email to the community members, University President Zulma Toro called the incident a singular case and not an outbreak.

“This morning, the Connecticut Department of Public Health informed us that initial test results confirm the student has bacterial meningitis, however, the exact subtype is not known at this time,” President Toro wrote. “The Connecticut State Department of Health emphasizes that this is a singular case and is not an outbreak.”

The university is presently working with health experts to reach out to the students who are experiencing symptoms similar to meningitis.

According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, San Diego State University and five college consortium in Massachusetts are experiencing an outbreak of serogroup B meningococcal disease.

Last month, a Duke University and University of Colorado students were admitted to hospital after diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. The San Diego State University is also considering advising all its students to get Meningitis-B vaccine by next year.

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