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OSU student diagnosed with meningitis

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma State University officials say a student has been diagnosed with meningitis.

OSU spokesman Gary Shutt says none of the dozen or so people identified as coming in close contact with the 21-year-old have symptoms of the disease.

Shutt says the woman, who lives off campus, checked into a hospital Wednesday morning and was in an intensive care unit by the evening.

Those who came in contact with her are being treated with antibiotics.

Meningitis is spread by direct contact with nose and throat secretions and is potentially fatal. Symptoms include fever, intense headache, nausea, vomiting and a stiff neck.

Some people carry the bacteria but don't exhibit symptoms.

State epidemiologist Doctor Brett Cauthen has told officials that the public isn't at risk.
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