Augsburg student hospitalized with meningitis
Minneapolis (AP) — A student at Augsburg College in Minneapolis is hospitalized with a case of bacterial meningitis.
The college says the freshman female has been admitted to North Memorial Medical Center. The school is working with the Minnesota Department of Health and is notifying the residents on the same dormitory floor, as well as faculty members who have instructed the student. They've been advised about taking antibiotics.
Bacterial meningitis is spread by sharing food, drinks, a toothbrush or kissing.
College students in Minnesota are not required to have received a meningitis vaccine before enrolling.