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Philadelphia Student’s Meningitis Death Tied To Last Year’s NJ Outbreak

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Drexel University student had been in close contact with Princeton students about a week before getting sick. She died March 10.

03/18/2014

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Princeton Begins Vaccinating For Meningitis B

The Ivy League school has experienced an outbreak of type B meningococcal disease. Seven students and one student visitor have been stricken by the bacterial illness since March.

12/09/2013

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Princeton To Begin Administering Meningitis Vaccine Monday

Princeton University is about to administer the first doses of a vaccine against meningitis.

12/08/2013

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8th Case Of Meningitis Confirmed At Princeton University

A female graduate student developed meningitis symptoms on Wednesday and was hospitalized on Thursday.

11/22/2013

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Monmouth University Employee Suspected To Have Bacterial Meningitis

The controller’s office employee is hospitalized and said to be in grave condition.

11/21/2013

Bexsero is a meningitis vaccine that is approved in Europe and Australia, but is not approved in the United States. (Photo: CBS 2)

Princeton University To Use Unapproved Meningitis Vaccine For Students

Since March there have been a total of seven confirmed cases on the New Jersey campus, the most recent last week.

11/18/2013

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Feds Agree To Import Bexsero For Possible Use At Princeton

Federal health officials have agreed to import a meningitis vaccine approved in Europe and Australia but not the U.S. as officials at Princeton University consider measures to stop the spread of the disease on the Ivy League campus.

11/16/2013

Princeton University is one of only nine colonial colleges established before the American Revolution. The campus features Collegiate Gothic-style buildings on a well-groomed campus.

Princeton University To Consider Use Of Vaccine Approved Overseas To Combat Meningitis

The health concerns on the Princeton University campus are growing. Another student was diagnosed with meningitis this week, the seventh since March.

11/15/2013

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Princeton University Handing Out Cups To Students To Curb Meningitis

The student health advisory board came up with the idea after discovering Type B meningitis is most commonly spread by people sharing drinks.

09/20/2013

People receive a free meningitis vaccine from Dr. Wayne Chen at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation pharmacy on April 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Official: Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Impacting Gay Community Stopped

The new strain of meningitis was so lethal some of its victims were found dead in their apartments before they even had a chance to see a doctor.

09/18/2013

Person receiving vaccine (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Warns Of ‘Absolutely Terrifying’ Meningitis Outbreak, Urges Vaccination Among Gay Men

The outbreak of meningitis among gay men has sickened four people already this year, increasing the number of cases to 17 since 2012, according to city health officials.

03/06/2013

Retracting syringes (file/photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

New Jersey Health Officials Announce 37 Reported Cases Of Fungal Meningitis

New Jersey health officials said there have been no reported deaths in the state and 15 patients remain hospitalized with the illness.

12/02/2012

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Two More Fungal Meningitis Cases Reported In New Jersey, Total Raised To Thirty-Three

State health officials say no one in New Jersey has died from the illness. Twelve patients remain hospitalized, and all of those sickened continue to recover.

11/24/2012

Retracting syringes (file/photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

FDA: Other Drugs From New England Pharmacy May Be Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

The FDA learned of two heart transplant patients who got fungal infections after being given a third product from the company during surgery.

10/15/2012

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New Meningitis Cases Identified In New Jersey, National Total Continues To Rise

New Jersey health officials have linked four more fungal meningitis cases to a nationwide outbreak caused by a potentially tainted medication.

10/13/2012

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