Health officials at
The students have been isolated and are receiving medical treatment, according to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. The first case of meningococcal disease was diagnosed last week, and soon after, a second was confirmed, according to a statement released by the university Monday.
The university also announced that it has increased cleaning procedures in residence halls, the recreation center and sports club facilities and on any sports equipment.
Meningococcal disease is bacterial and causes bloodstream infections and meningitis. College students, especially those living in residence halls, are prone to contracting the disease, which causes high fever, severe
The university reminded students, and those who have gone without a
The two cases of meningococcal disease at UC Santa Barbara haven’t been linked to a meningitis outbreak at