Walker Health Center screens hundreds for exposure

Since Friday, when meningococcal disease struck on campus, Walker Health Center has screened just over 300 people to evaluate their possible exposure. See http://www.oswego.edu/healthalert.

The health center dispensed the preventative antibiotic to around 190 students who were judged to be close contacts of the victim.

Walk-in hours of 8:30 to 10 a.m. were continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, with appointments available through 3:30 p.m. Spring break will begin Thursday.

For a record of all the announcements the college has issued on this issue, and links to news releases from the Oswego County Health Department, go to http://www.oswego.edu/healthalert.

(Posted: Mar 16, 2008)