Two University of Maine Nursing Students Contract Viral Meningitis

Two University of Maine nursing students have been diagnosed with viral meningitis, prompting the university to step up disinfection efforts to prevent new cases.

The students, one taking graduate courses and the other an undergraduate on the Orono campus, are recovering at their homes after diagnoses by their personal physicians, said Dick Young, the associate executive director of auxiliary services, on Friday. Both students live off campus, and did not take classes together, but the building housing the nursing program, Dunn Hall, is being disinfected much more often than usual to help prevent the virus from spreading, he said.

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