Department of Health Reports 2nd Case of Meningitis at PC
Friday, February 06, 2015
The Department of Health reported a confirmed case on Monday, February 2.
“We are working closely with Providence College in administering antibiotics to students on campus who were in close contact with the two individuals who are sick," said Michael Fine, M.D., the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Meningitis is an infection of the lining around the brain and spinal cord. The bacterial infection can be spread through direct secretions from the nose or mouth through activities like kissing, sharing food, drinks, water bottles, toothbrushes, eating utensils, or cigarettes.
Meningococcal disease can be treated with antibiotics, but quick medical attention is very important.
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