Meningitis. Menin-wha?

Meningitis is a serious disease, and college students are at a higher risk to get certain types of meningitis.  Why?

  • Shared living arrangements: Meningitis can spread quickly when folks live in close proximity to each other because it is spread by the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions (e.g. coughing and kissing). ¬†Residence halls and large apartment buildings fit this bill.
  • Age: ¬†Meningitis risk increases for people age 16-21, which are the ages of high school and traditionally-aged college students.

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