The University of Kentucky announced on Monday that a student has been hospitalized with a probable cause of bacterial meningitis.
The area where the student lives is being cleaned and anyone who may have been in close contact with them is being provided more details and resources, according to UK.
The strain of meningitis has not been confirmed, but anyone on campus with signs such as sudden fever, headache and stiffness in the neck is urged to seek medical attention immediately, according to UK. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and confusion.
Bacterial meningitis can be treated with antibiotics, but it is important to start treatment as soon as possible if the serious, potentially fatal disease is contracted, according to UK.