Message from Dr. Karen Nardella

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We have now learned that the student has serogroup B meningococcal meningitis, otherwise known as Meningitis B.

October 5, 2018
Syracuse University News

SUMMARY

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Earlier this week, I shared with you that a member of our campus community had been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. We have now learned that the student has serogroup B meningococcal meningitis, otherwise known as Meningitis B. We are coordinating closely with the Onondaga County Health Department and at this time, the general Syracuse University community is not at increased risk.

Students who have had prolonged and/or intimate contact with the ill student are deemed to be at the greatest risk. In accordance with public health protocol, students who share a room with the student or have had very close contact with the student have received antibiotics. If you have not been contacted by Health Services, you are not at increased risk from this case.

Being informed is the most powerful tool in preventing, detecting and treating meningitis. As a reminder, I am sharing with you key information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

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Emma Harrison