Group Risk

East Lansing Health officials are urging everyone who attended the fraternity party to be treated with an antibiotic due to a person testing positive for bacterial meningitis.

Dr. Adenike Shoyinka, Ingham County Medical Director said, “Early treatment for close contact will aid us in containing further spread.” ¬†Bacterial meningitis can be spread through coughing or sneezing, kissing, ¬†sharing or eating and drinking from shared utensils, cups or bottles. The infection can also be spread by staying in crowded spaces with poor ventilation for prolonged periods of time.

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