UPDATED: Oct. 30, 2014 7:45 a.m.
LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — There are multiple confirmed cases of viral meningitis on the University of Maryland campus.
The Director of the University Health Center, Dr. David McBride, will not say the exact number, but he tells WNEW that there are multiple confirmed and suspected cases.
Below is a statement from Dr. McBride:
“There are confirmed and suspected cases of viral meningitis and viral syndromes on campus, and they are being tracked carefully by the University Health Center in partnership with the Prince George’s County Health Department. We have reached out to the organizations that are primarily affected with information about the condition and what to do in the event that they are feeling unwell.”
WJZ reports there are 20 confirmed or suspected cases of viral meningitis at the University of Maryland as of Oct. 30. Health officials expect that number to grow.
Symptoms include stiff neck, fever, headache, sensitivity to light, sleepiness and nausea.
Information will be updated as details become available.
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