Apr 12, 2010 2:45 AM by John Romero

Meningitis scare very real for college students

A deadly case of meningitis at Metro State in Denver has possibly spread as far as CU-Boulder. One student has already died from it and that's worrying some college students Southern Colorado. "Yeah, it sort of has that we're next feel. It's a little scary." says Blair Denman, a Colorado College student. "My brother goes to that campus so that personally affects me." explains Colorado College student Laura Peszek "I don't see any reason why it couldn't spread here. Denver's not that far away."

School officials in Denver and Boulder are warning students to look for symptoms of meningitis. Some of those symptoms include headaches, stiff neck, nausea and other flu-like symptoms. The 20 year old Metro State student died Thursday after catching meningitis, something that has definitely hit home. "When someone dies it's like, ok this is what it can do and this is how it can harm people." says Peszek. "Being in your late teens and early 20's, that's kind of the invincible age." Explains Denman, "But I guess this is what meningitis is targeting and that makes it that much more real for our age group."

CLICK HERE for more information from the Mayo Clinic on meningitis.



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