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Seminole State student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

Seminole State College has notified students and employees that a student has been diagnosed with a case of bacterial meningitis.

The student, who is not being identified for privacy reasons, last attended a class on Wednesday, May 28, at the College’s Oviedo Campus. She was hospitalized on Saturday, May 31. The 14 students who attended the class and the professor were notified by email and phone on Monday, June 2.

On Tuesday, June 3, the Florida Department of Health-Seminole (DOH-Seminole) positively confirmed diagnosis of bacterial meningitis. The DOH-Seminole and Seminole State officials met with the student’s professor and other students in the class on Tuesday, June 3.

Casual contact (passing an ill person in the hallway, being in a classroom next to him/her, shaking hands) does not place a person at risk for bacterial meningitis. Transmission requires very close person-to-person contact such as what occurs within the household. Transmission may also occur through direct contact with respiratory, oral, or nasal secretions, such as through kissing, being coughed or sneezed on from a very close proximity, sharing drinks or water bottles, sharing eating utensils, sharing food, or sharing a cigarette.

DOH-Seminole is investigating this illness and is performing ongoing surveillance for any additional cases. All persons who have been identified as close contacts, meeting the criteria mentioned above, have been notified and referred for appropriate antibiotic treatment.

Seminole State is encouraging other students or employees with concerns to contact the Florida Department of Health-Seminole at 407.665.3294 or 407.665.3266.

More information:

Florida Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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