Two confirmed cases of Meningitis B at University of Bristol

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Public Health England (PHE) is working closely with the University of Bristol following two confirmed cases of Meningitis B in two students at the University.

Both students, who are friends, have been receiving treatment in hospital in Cardiff and are recovering well.

PHEs health protection team has worked with the University to identify close contacts of the cases (students who share the same accommodation). Antibiotics and vaccination have been arranged for these close contacts as a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of any additional cases.

PHE has also provided information to remind students and staff of the signs and symptoms of meningococcal infection, which can cause meningitis and septicaemia.

Other people in the wider university setting are not considered to be at increased risk of developing meningococcal disease so there is currently no need to take any specific action or change the university routine for students and staff.

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