Viral meningitis cases reported at San Diego State University

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Two cases of viral meningitis were confirmed Friday at San Diego State University according to County Health and Human Services officials.

The cases were reported Friday among students living in the dorms. Meningitis is rare. It is defined by inflammation of brain and spinal cord membranes. It’s also highly contagious. 

Symptoms include headache, fever and stiff neck. The infection may go away on its own, but in some cases, it is life-threatening.

County health officials are working with SDSU to find out if other students may have been affected. Students are being monitored as a precaution. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available. 

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