UCSB Students Diagnosed with Meningitis Bacteria

Two UCSB students have been diagnosed with a bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and other potentially life-threatening illnesses. The school has teamed up with the county’s health department to notify and recommend antibiotics for those who may have come in contact with the ill students. Investigations are still ongoing, but they have not identified any connection with the meningitis outbreak that recently hit Princeton. In 2011, a UCSB PhD student unexpectedly died from the bacterial disease. Student Health offers meningitis vaccines on a walk-in basis for students who have not had the shot since they were 16 years old. Next Tuesday, 11/26, Student Health will be offering these shots along with flu shots at the University Center from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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