Yale to Offer Treatment for Anyone Who Had Contact With Possible Meningitis Patient

February 7, 2015 10:09 PM

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Yale to Offer Treatment for Anyone Who Had Contact With Possible Meningitis Patient

Yale Health Director Paul Genecin wrote in a letter to the Yale community that "although meningitis is a serious disease, the risk of transmission is low" and that officials are "working aggressively" to find and contact people on campus "who may have had extended contact with our student" and offer them preventative care at a special clinic.

"Despite the low transmission risk, we want you to be aware of the symptoms of bacterial meningitis, which include high fever, headache, stiff neck, and a skin rash," Genecin said. "If you experience any of these symptoms, please go to Yale Health (55 Lock Street) immediately. Moreover, if you are f...

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