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Originally published Monday, October 15, 2012 at 10:59 PM

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WSU student critical with bacterial meningitis

Health officials say a 19-year-old Washington State University student has been hospitalized with bacterial meningitis.

The Associated Press

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SPOKANE, Wash. —

Health officials say a 19-year-old Washington State University student has been hospitalized with bacterial meningitis.

WSU spokesman Darin Watkins tells The Spokesman-Review (http://is.gd/xMLuth) that the young man began to have flu-like symptoms about two weeks ago. He was treated Sunday at a Pullman hospital, then taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Watkins says the student is in critical condition.

The newspaper says the case is not related to an outbreak of a rare fungal form of meningitis that has been linked to steroid shots.

Whitman County health officials and the school are trying to identify anyone who may have been exposed to the student. Members of his Kappa Sigma fraternity have been offered anti-bacterial medications.

Bacterial meningitis is spread by an infected person's nasal or throat secretions.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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