Meningitis Case Prompts Treatment for UVa Students

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013  |  Updated 9:53 AM EDT
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Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Maryland Alert

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Health officials in Maryland are calling hundreds of patients to let them know to watch for symptoms of meningitis. The patients all received spinal injections at clinics that got their medicine from a company in Massachusetts. News4's Richard Jordan reports.
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More than 40 University of Virginia students have received antibiotics after another student was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.

Executive director of student health Dr. James Turner says the infected student is recovering.

Turner tells The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/U9L0i8 ) that 47 students who had direct contract with the infected student have been treated for the disease.

Bacterial meningitis is a potentially fatal disease. Early onset symptoms include fever, headache, a stiff neck, nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light.

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