UF Student Diagnosed With Meningitis


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Health officials say a University of Florida graduate student has contracted bacterial meningitis.

School officials alerted students late last week that a student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences had been hospitalized with the infection.

Alachua County health officials told The Gainesville Sun that no additional cases have been reported to the health department. Epidemiologist Nadia Kovacevich says it’s fairly rare for people to get sick from meningitis. There was one case in Alachua County last year.

An update on the student’s condition was not available on Tuesday morning.

Symptoms of bacterial meningitis include sudden fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and confusion.