Student contracts meningitis, treated

By Jessica Galliart

A Columbia student was recently treated for neisseria bacterial meningitis and is no longer contagious, according to an e-mail from Mark Kelly, Vice President of Student Affairs.

Although the e-mail says the Chicago Board of Health has located and treated any close contacts to the student, students experiencing any sudden symptoms are urged to seek medical treatment at the Student Health Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court. Symptoms include fever, severe and persistent headache, stiff and painful neck, vomiting, seizures, rash appearing as tiny bruises, confusion, photosensitivity and sluggishness.