A Marquette student is recovering after being diagnosed and hospitalized with bacterial meningitis, according to an email to students, faculty and staff Friday.
University Medical Director Carolyn Smith sent the email as a public health alert.
“The student is stable and recovering. This is an isolated case and no other cases have been identified,” Smith said in the email. “Marquette University Medical Clinic is working closely with the City of Milwaukee Health Department to initiate the appropriate follow-up communication with any students, faculty and staff who have had prolonged direct contact with the student. They will be contacted, and the Marquette University Medical Clinic will provide preventive medication (prophylaxis) as appropriate.”
The diagnosed student lives in a university residence hall. The name of the residence hall was not disclosed.