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March 13, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Friends of WWU student with meningitis get treatment

Associated Press

BELLINGHAM– Ten friends of a Western Washington University student are being treated with antibiotics after it was confirmed he has a meningococcal infection.

The Bellingham Herald reports the student was hospitalized over the weekend, and a lab test on Monday confirmed the disease.

The university says no other cases have been identified, and those who had casual contact with him, such as sharing a class, are unlikely to get meningitis.

 

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