A confirmed case of bacterial meningitis has put the Central Connecticut State University on the edge. They are now taking the necessary precautions for this particular disease. The President of this University, Zulma R. Toro wrote to the community of CCSU for informing them about the kind of steps, which the school is currently taking. He said that, right after one of their students became seriously ill, they took the required safety precaution. The student has been receiving treatment since then, for a possible case of bacterial meningitis. On Monday, Connecticut’s Department of Public Health managed to confirm the exact problem as something known as Meningococcal Meningitis Type B.
Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, Dr. Virginia Bieluch talked about the finer points related to meningitis. The doctor said that meningitis presents itself with a fever along with an extremely bad headache. The situation can even progress to seizures and people can get into the state of coma in some situations. As far as the spread of this particular bacterium is concerned, it usually happens when people come in close contact with an affected person while kissing or at the time of coughing on any person. This does not manage to exist outside the purview of the human body for a length of time. It is quite a rare disease that occurs in America, thanks to the kind of vaccines that are available. The last time, a case related to Meningitis had cropped up in Connecticut was two years ago.
Zulma R Toro, the President of the University said that the Department of Health in Connecticut has emphasized on the fact of this turning out to be a single case and not at all an outbreak. She even made it clear that she had informed the whole campus about it. The President even gave an assurance by saying that, despite this being news to get concerned about, still the University is cooperating with the health experts. They are doing so in order to ensure that the campus community is completely safe and the authorities reach out to any student, who could be at any kind of risk to contract the infection.