Second Lehigh Meningitis Case Reported

Lehigh University officials have announced that at least two students have contracted meningitis this month. The University is now recommending that all students take preventative antibiotics, even if they have been vaccinated. Antibiotics are also available for faculty and staff at the University.

Meningitis is a serious condition that causes the membranes surrounding the brain and/or spinal cord to become inflamed. It can be fatal. Anyone in the Lehigh community who experiences symptoms of meningitis such as headaches, vomiting, rash, fever or stiff neck should seek immediate medical attention.

We express our best wishes for a full and fast recovery to the students diagnosed with meningitis and we hope that no new cases of Lehigh meningitis develop after the Thanksgiving break.