- The New Jersey Department of Health declared a meningitis outbreak at Princeton University following the fourth case of the disease linked to the Ivy League school since March.
- The outbreak declaration was made out of an "abundance of caution" due to the three previous cases occurring over a short period of time and involving an identical strain, meningitis Type B--which has no vaccine but is treatable with antibiotics.
- The fourth case is still pending lab confirmation, and the state isn't recommending cancelations or avoidance of contact with Princeton or students.
From the article:
... “We hope that by considering this an outbreak, we will increase awareness and prompt early case recognition among members of the Princeton community and healthcare providers,” the release said. ...