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SDSU hosting clinics after students possibly exposed to meningococcal meningitis

Posted at 2:11 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 02:24:59-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego State University is alerting students who may have been exposed to meningococcal meningitis.

The university says they were notified that a current student has a “probable case of meningococcal meningitis.”

The university said in a tweet that it is immediately hosting two clinics for those who attended specific events with the student.

The events were the Delta Sigma Phi Formal, held Friday, April 12, from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Spark Encore Event Center; and the Delta Sigma Phi Social Event, which was held Saturday, April 13, from 9:30 p.m. to Midnight, at the organization’s chapter facility.

Students who attended the events are urged to attend one of the two clinics that are being offered for free at SDSU.

The most common symptoms of meningococcal meningitis are fever, headache and a stiff neck, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See a full list of symptoms below:

Common symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck

There are often additional symptoms, such as

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Photophobia (eyes being more sensitive to light)
  • Altered mental status (confusion)