SDSU Student Dies from Meningitis-Causing Bacteria

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego State University officials say a graduate student has died after contracting bacteria that can cause meningitis.

Authorities said Thursday that the 30-year-old man who lived in Chula Vista died Monday after being admitted to a hospital.

University officials say they are trying to notify students and staff who may have been in contact with the man from Dec. 3 to Dec. 10 and possibly exposed to the Neisseria meningitidis bacteria.

Health authorities say the bacteria can cause meningitis and can be spread through close contact - such as sharing a drinking glass, kissing or living in close quarters - with an infected person.

Symptoms that include fever, intense headache and stiff neck can take two to 10 days to appear.

The man's name was not released.

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