No more need for antibiotics, says Penn

February 18, 2009 1:54:12 PM PST
University of Pennsylvania officials hope the worst of the meningtis outbreak is behind them. Other area colleges and universities say students have been inquiring about the outbreak.

Officials at the University of Pennsylvania say there's no further need to give preventative antibiotics for bacterial meningitis.

Two students are still in the hospital recovering from the infection. Both are listed as fair, and improving. A third was released from the hospital yesterday.

University officials say the two additional students with flu-like symptoms have tested negative for meningitis.

The illness was linked to the university's Greek system, the fraternities and sororities.

About 3-thousand University of Pennsylvanis students - about a quarter of the undergraduate population, were given antibiotics About 7 to 10 students at St. Joseph's University students who attended events at Penn were also given antibiotics... in case of exposure. Officials at other local colleges say they've had inquiries about meningitis, but no students needed the preventive treatment.

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