University Health Services monitor potential spread of meningitis

University Health Services monitor potential spread of meningitis

A 20-year-old Penn State student was diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis in March 2009, taken by life flight to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, and released a week later. He is home and recovering. With the potential for an outbreak of meningitis, or any other contagious and potentially life threatening disease at Penn State , the University's Health Center staff led by Margeret Spear takes immediate action to contain the spreading of the disease and monitor the university community for symptoms. Mobile Journalist Reporter Britany Gallagher reports.