Approximately a week after the death of Acadia University first-year student, Sarah Hastings, the Wolfville, Nova Scotia school is reporting a second case of meningitis in one of their students.
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Public Health Officer today, a second student has been diagnosed with meningitis and is recovering in hospital.
Acadia University President and Vice-Chancellor, Ray Ivany identified the affected student as Hope Maryka.
In addition, Ivany wrote:
This situation is a serious concern to everyone and we are strictly adhering to Nova Scotia Public Health’s protocols. Public Health is completing tests to confirm the strain of meningitis and they expect to have those results on Friday.
At the same time Public Health has determined that, because Hope lives off campus and was isolated during the incubation period leading up to her illness, there are no close contacts that require medical evaluation or treatment.
This is the 3rd meningitis case in the Canadian eastern province in the past few weeks.