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Campus Safety Response to Meningococcal Meningitis Case

By campussafety on April 10, 2018

Image result for bacterial meningitisOn April 2, Campus Safety responded to a Colgate student in need of immediate emergency medical care and, a few hours later, was diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis.  Campus Safety worked in close partnership with outside emergency agencies and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff to manage the public health emergency and ensure the health and safety of university community members.  A Medical Emergency Distribution System (MEDS) Plan close-Point of Dispensing (POD) was set-up to issue prophylaxis to those that had close contact with the patient while prevention control measures were simultaneously implemented campus-wide (public health education campaign, campus-wide cleaning, meningococcal meningitis type B vaccinations).


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