Treatment Underway For Those Who May Have Had Contact With Student Suspected Of Dying From Meningitis

LIVONIA (WWJ) – Doctors have been tracking down Central Michigan University students who may have been in close contact with, Nicholas Collins, a 19-year-old student from Livonia who has died from a suspected case of bacterial meningitis.

Doctor Vinnie Taneja from the Wayne County Health Department says several students are already taking antibiotics as a precaution.

“We have been working with the family and obviously with the college authorities any close contacts in getting them any proper prophylactic to prevent them from developing any symptoms so far we have been able to identify about 20 individuals that needed prophylactic,” said Taneja.

Test results to confirm the meningitis diagnosis are expected in a few days.

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