Recent Meningitis cases

A message for Students regarding two recently diagnosed isolated Meningitis cases at Strathclyde University

You may be aware that two students at Strathclyde University have recently been diagnosed with Meningitis. It has been established that the two cases are not related to each other, and the cases are also unrelated to the case last month here at the University of Glasgow.

We would like to reiterate that these are normally isolated cases with a very low risk to other students.

For information the symptoms of Meningitis can include:

  • fever
  • severe headache
  • stiff neck
  • drowsiness or confusion
  • dislike of bright lights
  • painful joints
  • nausea and vomiting
  • a rash or red and purple spots or bruises that do not disappear when pressed with a glass.

If you are experiencing any of the above and are worried we would recommend that you contact your GP or get in touch with NHS 24 for advice, their telephone number is 111.

As a reminder the Meningitis C vaccination booster is recommended to all first year and international students. This is available through your GP /medical practice. For further information please see the NHS Meningitis FAQ leaflet

The Barclay Medical Practice is on campus in the Fraser Building and they are happy to see any students who might have concerns, however if you are already registered with a GP we would recommend you contact them or NHS 24 in the first instance.