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Feb. 18, 1:56 p.m.

Preventative antibiotics for meningococcal infection are no longer necessary, the University said in a statement released this afternoon.

Three Penn students were hospitalized last week with meningococcal infections, and two others were hospitalized for flu-like symptoms.

More than 3,000 students were given preventative prophylactic medicine after the University advised that all students who had attended sorority or fraternity events since Feb. 2 be treated.

The students with the meningitis-like bacterial infection are believed to have had common interaction through the Greek system.

Symptoms of meningococcal infection appear one to 10 days after exposure to the bacteria.

No new confirmed cases of meningococcal infection have been reported since Friday.

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