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Viral Meningitis Cases Reported at University of Maryland

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    Viral Meningitis Cases Reported at University of Maryland
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    U.Md. is monitoring confirmed and suspected cases of viral meningitis and viral syndromes on campus.

    Viral meningitis, which has been identified at UMD, is not as dangerous as bacterial meningitis. Viral meningitis typically involves severe headaches, fevers, nausea, vomiting and sometimes dehydration, according to director David McBride, the director of the University of Maryland Health Center.

    The university has intensified procedures to prevent the virus from spreading, McBride told News4.

    McBride said the cases are being tracked carefully by the school's health center, Prince George's County Health Department and the State Health Department. The university has provided information to the affected organizations about the condition and what to do if they experience symptoms.