ON-AIR: University takes precautions against spread of meningitis

By Stefan Jellicoe

A University student has been hospitalized with a case of meningitis, the first case on campus in eighteen months. University officials would not identify the student, but did say that proper precautions have been taken. University spokeswoman Robin Kaler stresses the school has done everything possible to prevent further spreading of the disease.

“By 3 o’clock on the day we learned of it we had contacted everyone who was on campus and offered treatment or given treatment. And then we also contacted the public health department to let them know about any contact not on our campus so they could follow up with any of those folks.”

Kaler also recommended that any student who have not been vaccinated for meningitis do so as soon as possible. Vaccinations are available at McKinley Health Center for thirty dollars.