Health officials say they have identified a second Providence College student who may have bacterial meningitis. The health department says the student is receiving treatment at a local hospital.
On Monday, health officials reported the first confirmed case of meningitis in a PC student. The student was reported to be improving at a Boston-area hospital.
Providence College officials have extended the hours at the campus health center, and say they are interviewing students who might have been exposed to the infection.
"We are also taking a number of steps to educate and inform our campus community via various communication channels,” said PC President Rev. Brian Shanley in a joint-statement with the health department.
Meningitis is an infection that causes inflammation around the brain and spinal cord. It can be life-threatening if left untreated.