Meningitis Back at UPenn

Student hospitalized with suspected meningitis infection

Another University of Pennsylvania student has been hospitalized after contracting meningitis, university officials confirmed Monday.

The student is listed in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Several Penn students were hospitalized in February after a meningitis outbreak rocked the Ivy League campus.

The outbreak prompted university officials to cancel a weekend of events to prevent the spread of the infection.

Meningitis is a well-publicized disease, but many rumors can pop up as to how the infection is contracted and spread.

Early symptoms of infection include fever, severe headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, rash, lethargy and sensitivity to bright light.

Meningitis is spread through close, prolonged contact like sharing toothbrushes or utensils, kissing, or sexual contact. University officials say it is not uncommon for more than one case to pop up on campuses.

Contact Us