Someone in Nottingham halls has just been diagnosed with meningitis

Her housemates have been given antibiotics

The University of Nottingham has released an alert on meningitis after a confirmed diagnosis in a hall of residence.

After a diagnosis was confirmed of a student in their halls of residence, the university issued a statement: UoN urged members of the university to be ‘especially vigilant’ over the course of the next few days.”

The university has worked with local Public Health Doctors to trace close contacts to the individual such as, “fellow teammates and hall residents who have shared a room of kitchen with the affected person”.

All of those affected have received prophylactic antibiotics.

The university said symptoms of meningitis “may be similar to those you get with a flu or hangover.”

Symptoms often include:

  • Feeling feverish
  • Vomiting
  • Severe headache
  • Stiff neck, back and joint pains

The statement warns students to seek urgent medical help by phoning 111, if the following symptoms arise:

  • Rash of tiny red bruises that does not fade under pressure
  • Severe dislike of light
  • Disorientation or drowsiness

More to follow as the story unfolds.