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U of I warns campus after student diagnosed with meningitis

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Architecture Building on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, Ill. (Credit; AP Photo / David Mercer) Architecture Building on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, Ill. (Credit; AP Photo / David Mercer)

CHAMPAIGN, Il. (KMOV.com) -- The University of Illinois sent out a medical warning Monday morning after a student on was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.

School officials say the student diagnosed lives in Leonard Hall.

Early meningitis symptoms mimic the flu and include high fever, a stiff neck, headaches, nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light.

The disease is extremely dangerous and can be fatal if not promptly treated with antibiotics.

The good news is most people have natural immunity and are also vaccinated against the virus.

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