DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -A Duke University freshman has been diagnosed with meningitis after camping outside for a chance to see the men's basketball game against North Carolina.
Officials say the infection was caught early, and the student is expected to fully recover. Meningococcal meningitis, also known as bacterial meningitis, can be fatal if not treated early.
A statement from the school says people who were in close contact with the student, including her roommate and tent mates, began receiving antibiotic treatment on Wednesday.
Students at Duke traditionally camp out for tickets for big games, such as the annual showdown Wednesday with the Tar Heels. The makeshift campsite is known as Krzyzewskiville, in honor of basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF'-skee).
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