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By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Princeton student’s possible adverse reaction to Bexsero: What is Rhabdomyolysis?

Just one week after Princeton University administered the second dose of the unlicensed meningococcal meningitis vaccine, Bexsero, and the week the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) began giving the More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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UC Santa Barbara will be offering the meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero, starting Feb. 24

In a follow-up to a story one month ago, The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), who has experienced four cases of meningococcal meningitis group B during a three week time frame in Nov. 2013, will More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 13th, 2013
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Princeton inoculates 91 percent of eligible University members

After four days of a vaccine clinic at  the Frist Campus Center at Princeton University, school officials say that 5,268 eligible individuals, or 91 percent of the University community received the first dose of More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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Princeton vaccinates 4,361 with Bexsero with one clinic day left

Princeton University said Wednesday that more than 4,300 people received the first dose of the two-dose series of the meningococcal serogroup B vaccine after three days of clinic operations. Neisseria meningitidisImage/CDC As More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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Princeton vaccinates hundreds on first day with meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero

According to Princeton University, as of  4:30 p.m today, 1,261 individuals were vaccinated to help protect against meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B bacteria. Neisseria meningitidisImage/CDC In a More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Princeton to host ‘open forums’ about meningitis and the vaccination

Princeton University announced today that they will be holding open forums Thursday and Friday (Dec. 5 and 6) for faculty, staff and students who want to learn more about the meningococcal vaccine and bacterial More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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CDC expert: Use of unlicensed vaccine, Bexsero, ‘highly unusual’

During a telebriefing yesterday with CDC pediatrician and meningitis expert, Dr Amanda Cohn, a couple of key questions were answered concerning the Novartis meningitis vaccine, Bexsero. Neisseria meningitidisImage/CDC When More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Princeton announces dates for receiving meningitis B vaccine

The New Jersey university, which has experienced eight cases of  serogroup B meningococcal disease since March, has announced the dates they will be administering the vaccine that helps protect against meningococcal More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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What is Bexsero? How common is meningococcal disease serogroup B?

With the eighth case of meningococcal meningitis confirmed at Princeton University yesterday, and at least seven confirmed as Neisseria meningitis serotype B (MenB) with the most recent still pending, health officials More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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Princeton University reports 8th meningitis case

A Princeton University student is receiving treatment after she was diagnosed with meningitis yesterday.  The student developed symptoms Wednesday night and went to the University’s McCosh Health Center, from More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Princeton hopes to make Bexsero available for students in December

In a follow-up to an earlier story, Princeton University announced today via email that they will be receiving the EU/Australia approved meningococcal meningitis vaccine, Bexsero, to offer to immunize students against More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 16th, 2013
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Princeton considers the use of Bexsero meningitis vaccine to curb spread of meningitis B

Following the seventh confirmed case of Neisseria meningitis B infection at Princeton University since March, the school is considering the use of a European Union/Australia -approved vaccine that will protect against More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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New Jersey health officials consider Princeton meningococcal disease cases an outbreak

After the seventh case of meningococcal meningitis was diagnosed in a Princeton University student this weekend, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) said they considered the situation an outbreak, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 21st, 2013
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Princeton: ‘Mine. Not Yours.’ cups distributed to prevent meningitis

In response to last spring’s meningococcal meningitis outbreak that affected five people at Princeton University, the school’s Student Health Advisory Board rolled out an initiative to raise awareness More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
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‘Free Cole’ movement going viral in support of Cole Withrow, student arrested for having gun in truck

A Johnston County high school student has been expelled for bringing a gun onto school property, but the school’s student body is coming to his defense. David “Cole” Withrow is a senior at Princeton More...


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