Seventh possible meningitis case reported at Princeton University

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New Jersey health officials have declared an outbreak of meningitis after a possible seventh meningitis case has been reported at Princeton University since March.

The New Jersey Department of Health received a report Sunday of a male student who developed symptoms of meningococcal disease on Nov. 9 before he was hospitalized. The first case was reported March 22 in a female student who was away from campus on spring recess when she developed symptoms. She has since recovered.

A spokesperson for Princeton University told in an email that state law requires all students living campus to get a meningitis vaccine. But, the vaccine does not protect fully against the B strain of the infection, which all six students have been diagnosed with.

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