NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Yale University will now be offering vaccines for meningitis after a student at the school was hospitalized with bacterial meningitis.
The New Haven Register reports that while that student is on the mend, the university wants to offer the vaccine to other students. One case doesn’t mean there is an outbreak according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Recently two cases of group B strain of meningitis were reported at Providence College.
Bacterial meningitis is contagious and can be spread through things like kissing.
Symptoms of bacterial meningitis can include headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, fever, mental confusion and an increased sensitivity to light.