BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Loyola student is being treated for possible bacterial meningitis.

According to school officials, an undergraduate student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis; laboratory tests are needed to confirm.

Officials say that student is in serious condition at a local hospital.

“The Loyola community’s prayers are with the student and the student’s family and loved ones in this difficult time. There is no indication of a significant health risk to the broader community because bacterial meningitis is typically contracted through direct, close contact. Loyola health officials are evaluating the student’s roommates and other close contacts, and Loyola has informed its campus community of the case, the signs and symptoms of meningitis, and how to access health resources if needed,” Loyola Associate Director of Media Relations Nick Alexopulos said in a statement.

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