3rd UO student cleared; doesn't have serious blood infection



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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Lane County public health official says that a third University of Oregon student does not have a contagious bacterial blood infection.

The Register-Guard reports (http://is.gd/vMFeaT ) spokesman Jason Davis said Thursday that the young woman had flu-like symptoms but tests show she does not have meningococcemia. Early symptoms can resemble flu.

Davis says the two female UO students with confirmed cases of meningococcemia — one in mid-January and the other earlier this week — are both recovering.

The university notified a total of 2,000 students who were at risk of being infected by the two students and has provided antibiotics to about 400 of those students.

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