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Georgia Tech Responds To Suspected Meningitis Case On Campus

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File photo of hospital hallway. (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of hospital hallway. (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials at Georgia Tech say a student is being treated for a suspected case of bacterial meningitis.

Dr. Gregory Moore told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a female undergraduate student is expected to recover. Officials have said about 100 students have seen campus doctors as a precaution.

Officials have said the student’s housemates have also been given preventative medication.

Moore says outbreaks of bacterial meningitis are not uncommon on college campuses. Bacterial meningitis is transmitted by close personal contact involving the exchange of saliva. The disease can spread by kissing and sharing eating utensils.

Symptoms of meningitis typically include a severe headache and a stiff neck.

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