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UW student treated for meningitis


October 26, 2017

LARAMIE — A University of Wyoming student has been hospitalized and is being treated after being diagnosed with meningitis.

“Although the risk to the campus community is low, as a precautionary measure, the university and the Wyoming Department of Health are identifying and reaching out to individuals who have had close, personal contact with the student, who lives off campus,” says Dr. Joanne Steane, director of the UW Student Health Service. “These individuals will be offered preventive treatment with the appropriate antibiotic.”

Although meningitis can be contagious, it is not...

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