Yale student tests positive for form of meningitis

A sign marks the entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Yale University has received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that a student has tested positive for a form of meningitis.

On Monday, Yale announced that a student was admitted to the hospital with probable bacterial meningitis. On Thursday, the CDC says that the student has tested positive for a form of meningitis known as serogroup B meningococcal disease.

Most cases of serogroup B meningococcal disease occur sporadically. The CDC says a single case does not meet their definition of an outbreak.

Officials say the student is making excellent progress.

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