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More than 130 on Colgate campus community given preventative treatment for meningitis

Colgate University wound up giving preventative antibiotic treatment to 131 members of the campus community after a student was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis earlier this week.

Posted: Apr. 5, 2018 3:51 PM
Updated: Apr. 5, 2018 3:56 PM

HAMILTON - Colgate University wound up giving preventative antibiotic treatment to 131 members of the campus community after a student, who lives on campus, was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis earlier this week.

The school also contacted a small number of outside community members to receive treatment. In addition, they installed 60 hand-sanitizing stations throughout campus. 

No additional cases have been identified. The student was treated at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, in Utica.

Click here to read NewsChannel 2's previous coverage of this story.

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