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Possible case of bacterial meningitis detected at Loras College

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Loras College officials say a student at the Dubuque institution may have contracted bacterial meningitis.

In a letter, school officials say they believe the case to be an isolated incident.

They say they are working closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health to determine any possible impacts to the campus community.

They say they don't believe more than a few people have had direct contact with the student, and the Loras College Health Center and IDPH have worked together to identify and contact those people.

They say those students are receiving preventative treatment.

Health officials say meningitis is spread through actions like kissing or sharing eating utensils, drinks or cigarettes.

 

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