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Anatomy of an outbreak

Since the first case of meningitis at Princeton was reported in March 2013, the University has faced seven additional cases of meningococcal disease. Following the seventh case, the University, working alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the N.J. Department of Health, agreed to allow students to receive Bexsero, a vaccine unlicensed in America. Approved earlier this year in Europe, the vaccine combats the strain of the disease that has affected Princeton’s campus. This timeline outlines the precautionary actions the University has taken in relation to the eight cases reported so far.

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