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Georgia Tech student treated for possible meningitis

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A Georgia Tech student was hospitalized after showing symptoms consistent with meningitis, according to school officials.

Stamps Health Services reports that the student was treated for meningitis and is expected to recover.

Official said that none of the student's roommates showed any symptoms of meningitis.

In a press release, Stamps Health Services "recommends increasing hygienic practices such as hand washing, and by not sharing drinking glasses, eating utensils, cigarettes and other items. Although contagious, this bacterial meningitis is only transmitted by very close personal contact with exchange of saliva or respiratory secretions."

For more information about meningitis, including symptoms to look for, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/bacterial.html#symptoms

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