View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

GSU student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

Text Size: Small Large Medium
Posted: November 9, 2007 5:05 p.m.
Updated: November 24, 2007 5:01 a.m.
    An undergraduate student at Georgia Southern University residing off-campus was diagnosed with suspected bacterial meningitis. He was treated with prophylactic medication and immediately transported to the East Georgia Regional Medical Center for additional testing and treatment. Initial testing indicates the student does have bacterial meningitis and additional testing is being conducted to confirm the diagnosis. 
    The general public is not at risk and only those who had close contact with the individual should be treated with antibiotics. No other cases have been reported at this time. The student is responding well to treatment and is expected to recover.
    The Bulloch County Department of Public Health has been notified and appropriate infection control measures are being taken to contain further infection. It is important to note that the student in question only had close personal contact with a limited number of individuals. The University and county infection control staff are working to identify any additional persons that may have come into contact with this student. 
    The infected student's roommate and those in close personal contact have been notified and are being treated with prophylactic medication, as have all University staff involved with the student's treatment. GSU's Department of Health Services continues to monitor the situation and is working with the county to ensure that every effort is made to ensure that the situation is contained to those already identified.
    The GSU Department of Health Services will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 to manage any student, faculty or staff concerns.
SUBSCRIBE to the Statesboro Herald print edition or online e-Edition and get EXCLUSIVE news and information online with complete access to all complete stories on statesboroherald.com. Now you'll have Soundoff, Local Birth Announcements and columnists like Jan Moore, Larry Sheehy, Kathy Bradley, John Bressler and Holli Bragg. Also, Letters to the Editor, Local Editorials and many new exclusive items will all be there just for you! And, when you're away from home, you can read the paper page by page anywhere, anytime from your computer with your subscription.

COMMENTS

SUBMIT A COMMENT

Commenting is not available.

Hot Topics

Articles
Multimedia
Blogs
 
 

Most Popular

Commenting not available.

Please wait ...