‘Probable case’ of meningitis reported after Greek life events, clinics scheduled for this week

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The tweet said anybody who was present at either of these events should attend one of two clinics, regardless of whether they have been previously vaccinated.

April 17, 2019
The Daily Aztec

SUMMARY

A “probable case” of meningococcal meningitis has been reported at San Diego State, with possible ties to Greek life events that occurred over the weekend, the university announced in a tweet..

The events include the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity’s formal, which was held on the night of Friday, April 12, and a Delta Sigma Phi event that was held the night of Saturday, April 13, at the organization’s chapter facility. The tweet said anybody who was present at either of these events should attend one of two clinics, regardless of whether they have been previously vaccinated.

These clinics are being held at the Student Health Center in the Calpulli center on Wednesday, April 17 between 2 and 7 p.m. and on Thursday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The clinics, called “post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) clinics,” are free of cost, according to the tweet. All members of the Delta Zeta sorority and the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity are encouraged to attend.

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Elliana Given