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Princeton Meningitis Scare

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There are growing concerns on Princeton University’s campus about a possible meningitis outbreak.

Seven students in the last several months have come down with this bacterial infection which is said to be a special strain that is not protected by the normal vaccine.

Students on campus have mixed feelings about this possible outbreak. One student said, “I would have to look into it a bit more and I’m not sure if there are any side effects or what would happen.”

Another student didn’t seem fazed saying, “It’s considered an outbreak but it’s really not too large of a deal I think, but it would be smart to take it.”

One student discussed the vaccine the school is distributing. “It’s not an approved vaccine in the United States and to make it mandatory for students just isn’t feasible or necessary. I think they should definitely put up posters and really inform students that it’s in their very best interest to get this vaccination,” she said.

School administration and medical professionals warned that the danger may not necessarily be in the people who have come down with this strain of meningitis, but in the individuals who are carriers of this infection without knowing it.

Meningitis can result in brain damage or even death.


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