The University of Wisconsin Madison campus has confirmed a third case of meningococcal disease in a student.
UW officials said the student is currently being treated at a local hospital, and efforts are underway to contact individuals who may have been in close contact with them. A free vaccine is also available for undergraduate students.
Further testing is being done to determine if this infection is related to two others reported on the campus earlier this month. Both students in those cases are currently recovering.
According to the UW, Meningococcal disease is spread through contact with the saliva or mucus of an infected person. It can cause meningitis, which is an inflammation of the lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord. While rare, the condition can set in quite suddenly and progress rapidly.