An 18-year-old lacrosse player at the University of California-Santa Barbara had both of his feet amputated after contracting meningitis in a campus outbreak.
The disease affected the blood supply to the legs of Aaron Loy, who contracted the disease in November. A total of four players contracted the highly contagious bacterial infection on campus.
Loy is a freshman midfielder who graduated from La Costa Canyon High School (Calif.). UCSB competes in the MCLA’s Southwestern Lacrosse Conference.
Here’s more in this story from NBC Southern California.
Meningitis concerns on campus are occurring from coast to coast. There have been eight cases of meningitis confirmed at Princeton.
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