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Marquette student possibly infected with meningitis

The City of Milwaukee has received a report of a probable case of bacterial meningitis at Marquette University. The city says it is working closely with the Marquette University Medical Clinic to begin follow up with close contacts of the student who may be infected. 

The City of Milwaukee Health Department says meningitis can be spread through saliva or mucus. Anyone sharing beverages eating utensils, and cosmetics like lip balm could contract the disease. The disease is not spread by casual contact or by simply breathing where someone with meningitis has been.

Symptoms of meningitis include a rapid fever, headache, and stiff neck. Meningitis can be treated with antibiotics. Click here fore more information about meningitis.

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