ETSU learns of case of bacterial meningitisPublished 8:49am Wednesday, August 27, 2014
East Tennessee State University said Tuesday that an off-campus student was treated for a case of bacterial meningitis and recently released from the hospital. A probable case of bacterial meningitis involving another off-campus student is now being investigated by the local health department.That student was evaluated by ETSU Student Health Services and was sent to an area hospital.
ETSU health officials say the risk of transmission is minimal to other members of the ETSU community. The university has a protocol for suspected cases of meningitis, and all protocols are being followed.
The Washington County Health Department has been notified of both cases.