Correction appended: Feb. 7, 2013.
A West Chester University student who recently visited Penn State was admitted to Chester County Hospital Feb. 3 with meningococcal meningitis, according to a press release from Penn State Live. The student had attended a conference at Penn State from Feb. 1-3, according to the release.
University Health Services is currently working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to find individuals who may have been exposed to the infected student at University Park, according to the release.
The release said meningococcal meningitis is a form of bacterial meningitis that can be treated with antibiotics, but that may develop rapidly. Symptoms can include fever, severe headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to bright lights, confusion, and lethargy.
Students who are living housing owned by Penn State are required by Pennsylvania law to be immunized against the disease or complete a waiver of exemption, according to the release.
An earlier version of this article stated incorrect information provided by a press release. A student who recently visited Penn State was admitted to the Chester County hospital on Feb. 3 with meningococcal meningitis. The above article reflects the correct information. The Daily Collegian apologizes for this error.