Meningitis Confirmed

A SUNY Oswego student came down with what appeared to be bacterial meningitis Monday morning, Feb. 18. The 18-year-old resident student had been vaccinated. She was alert and recovering Monday afternoon at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. The diagnosis was confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

Bacterial meningitis is infectious. Staff from the Oswego County Health Department are working with SUNY Oswego’s Walker Health Center to contact those who were in very close physical contact with the ill student in the past 10 days to advise them to seek preventative treatment at Walker Health Center or from their personal physician. Close physical contact means exchanging saliva.

More information:
  * FAQ about the disease and vaccination.
  * Walker Health Center: 315-312-4100 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
  * Oswego County Health Department: 315-349-3547 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays or 315-341-0086.

(Updated Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 19)

(Posted: Feb 18, 2013)