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Princeton University has encountered a rare form of bacterial meningitis

A rare form of bacterial meningitis, not commonly found in the US, has surfaced at Princeton University.
   
Though a vaccine for the bug is approved in Europe and Australia, it has not been approved for use in the US.
   
The University is working with health officials to decide if they should make it available to students.

Seven cases of a potentially fatal disease reported on the campus of Princeton University in recent months.

Very scary, I mean it's a scary thing. The latest case of meningitis b was diagnosed November 8th. That student is still in the hospital.

Meanwhile, students are taking precautions, washing their hands and not sharing drinks, including those red drinking cups popular on college campuses.

I can only do so much to make sure I don't get sick, making sure I wash my hands and making sure I avoid germs I guess if I can.

Since there have only been a few cases out of a student body that's several thousand, for most of us, we try to be careful but we're not freaking out about it.

Princeton officials are weighing whether or not to offer emergency shots of a vaccine that's currently only approved for use in Europe and Australia.

I think I would be interested, yes. Just because it might take some of the stress off what we're going through right now.

I guess if it gets serious enough, I would consider taking it. Others are apprehensive.

I probably wouldn't get it at the moment. (Butt) I'm not to worried about the whole meningitis outbreak yet. If Princeton starts vaccinating students I don't know if I'd be first in line for it. But it's an interesting option.

If the University board of trustees approves, as many as 8,000 Undergraduate and Graduate students at the school could be offered the vaccine.