Meningitis: Case at Riverside, Vaccines at Princeton

December 10, 2013

The University of California at Riverside confirmed Monday that an employee has been diagnosed with meningitis, The Press-Enterprise reported. The employee's job includes advising students, and the university said it is offering support and any medical attention needed to those who have come into close contact with the employee. It is not yet known if the strain is similar to those at Princeton University and the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Princeton announced that on Monday -- the first day on which it was offering vaccines for the strain of meningitis present there -- 1,959 individuals had been vaccinated.

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