Meningitus outbreak in California University

Updated: Tuesday, December 3 2013, 07:46 PM CST
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CALIFORNIA  --  An outbreak on a west coast campus has health officials scrambling to contain the potentially deadly disease.

Meningitis is quickly spreading at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Four students coming down with a rare strain of the disease.
   
And one student with a case so bad he needed his legs amputated.
About five-hundred students have already been given antibiotics.
   
Now students on campus are being told to stay away from parties and social events to keep the outbreak from spreading.

Rule of Thumb // Just don't share bottles. // Try to avoid kissing new girls, things like that, just be safe."
   
Earlier this year eight students at Princeton were diagnosed with the same type of Meningitis.

They are about to start giving them a European vaccine that's not approved in the US by a special arrangement with the FDA.

Meningitus outbreak in California University
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