Meningitis Scare at UPenn

Two students hospitalized with meningitis symptoms

Two students have been hospitalized with suspected meningococcal meningitis infection, University of Pennsylvania officials announced Thursday.

One student is in critical condition and the other is listed in stable condition.

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.

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

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