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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Third School In State With Meningitis Case

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) – A student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has viral meningitis, making the school the third state university to report a case in recent months.

The university said in a statement that the student, who lives off campus, was diagnosed Thursday and is receiving treatment.

School health staffers are notifying others who may have been in contact with the student, but say it appears to be an isolated case that doesn’t pose a major risk to the rest of the campus.

No details about the student or the severity of the case were released.

Four students were diagnosed with meningitis last month at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where a freshman lacrosse player had both feet amputated.

And UC Riverside announced this week that a staffer has the disease.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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