UK student hospitalized with probable case of meningitis

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A University of Kentucky student has been hospitalized with a probable case of bacterial meningitis, a university spokesperson said Monday in a news release.

Bacterial meningitis is a serious, and potentially fatal, infection of the brain.

Officials say the area where the student lives is being professionally cleaned.

School officials say people that may have been in contact with the student are being provided with additional information on what they should do.

While the infection has not been confirmed, the university says anyone with symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

Meningitis symptoms include sudden onset of fever, headache and stiff neck.

There are often other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and confusion. Symptoms of bacterial meningitis can appear quickly or over several days.