PULLMAN -- A Washington State University student has been hospitalized with a presumptive case of bacterial meningitis.
The 19-year-old male student had been experiencing severe flulike symptoms for two weeks before being treated at Pullman Regional Hospital on Sunday and transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, where he is in critical condition.
The student is a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Whitman County health officials have been working with WSU Student Health to identify anyone who may be at risk of contracting the disease. Those who had contact with the student and may be at risk are being offered a precautionary dose of antibiotics.