WWU student treated for meningococcal infection

  • Tue Mar 13th, 2012 2:12pm
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Associated Press

BELLINGHAM — Ten friends of a Western Washington University student are being treated with antibiotics after it was confirmed he has a meningococcal infection.

The Bellingham Herald reported that the student was hospitalized over the weekend and a lab test Monday confirmed the disease.

The university said no other cases have been identified, and those who had casual contact with him, such as sharing a class, are unlikely to get meningitis.