UDel Student Has Bacterial Meningitis

A 21-year-old student is in stable condition after being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

An unidentified University of Delaware student was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, the college announced Wednesday.

The 21-year-old is in stable condition at Christiana Hospital and was responding to treatment, officials said.

The student lives in an off-campus frat house. Members of his fraternity and all other close contacts were asked to go to Student Health Services ASAP to receive antibiotics, the school said.

"Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord," according to the CDC.

Any members of the university community experiencing symptoms such as fever, severe headache, rashes or neck stiffness are advised to immediately seek medical consul, officials said.

Students who develop these symptoms should contact Student Health Services, which is open 24/7 whenever residence halls are open, at (302) 831-2226.

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