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.
Breaking news and the stories that matter to your neighborhood.
"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.
Fan, follow and download: Get the latest from NBCPhiladelphia.com anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and NBC Philadelphia. Sign up for our breaking news newsletter. And, get breaking news delivered right to your mobile phone -- just text PHIBREAKING to 639710 to sign up. (Message and data rates may apply.)