The city is recommending students who came into close contact with the child be screened by their doctor or the Department of Health and Community Wellness clinic and treated for meningitis as a precaution.
The university said in a statement that it was working with local and state health officials to identify and offer preventative treatment to any other people who had close or extended contact with the student.
A meningitis vaccine not yet licensed for use in the U.S. will be made available at Princeton University beginning Dec. 9.
The controller’s office employee is hospitalized and said to be in grave condition.
The health concerns on the Princeton University campus are growing. Another student was diagnosed with meningitis this week, the seventh since March.
Health officials have notified classmates, parents and teachers and are continuing to look for other people who may have had close contact with the child.
Officials said in the past month, at least one person has died and and another was hospitalized in critical condition from the outbreak.
She was days from graduation and set to attend Molloy College to pursue a medical career. Instead, a 17-year-old high school senior on Long Island succumbed to a rare disease, and her classmates are worried that bacterial meningitis may be contagious.
A female student at Berkeley College in Westchester County was taken to the hospital in the middle of the night on Friday with a potential case of bacterial meningitis.
Students from Matawan Regional High School were overcome with grief Monday as they attended the funeral of a 17-year-old senior, who died of bacterial meningitis over the weekend.