The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given final approval for ameningitis vaccination campaignto commence at Princeton, the University announced in an emaillast week. The vaccine will be made available to all undergraduate students, graduate students living in undergraduate dormitories, the Graduate College and annexes and other members of the University community with medical conditions predisposing them to meningococcal disease.
Updated 11/24, 9:07 p.m. A female student was diagnosed with meningitis and hospitalized late on Thursdayin the eighth case of the disease to strike the University community since March. The student developed symptoms of the diseaseon Wednesdaynight, when she went to University Health Services at McCosh Health Center.
A male alledgedly exposed himself to passersby at three different campus locations Tuesday evening. The reported lewdness incidents occurred at 6:17 p.m.
The University will sponsor two rounds of an emergency meningitis vaccination campaign for the Princeton community pending a final go-ahead from the U.S.
A plan to import a meningitis vaccine not currently approved in the United States for use at Princeton has been in the works since the summer. The Centers for Disease Control first contacted the U.S.
The University is expected to announce Monday whether it will allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to offer a meningitis vaccine not yet approved for use in the United States to the Princeton community. SevenUniversity-associated individualshave been hospitalized with the disease since March.
With a number of school-wide events approaching, an email sent to students by the residential college directors of student life warned students to exercise caution over the weekendin light of the seventh case of meningitis associated with the University. The email, which had the subject “Alcohol and Meningitis,” advised students to prevent the spread of the disease by using their own cups, washing their hands frequently, using hand sanitizer and refraining from sharing drinking glasses, smoking materials or eating utensils. Alcohol consumption may put students at increased risk for spreading the bacteria that causes meningitis, the email warned. “The more you drink, the more your judgment may decrease about sharing objects that come into contact with the mouth, thereby increasing your risk of disease,” it read.
A male student was diagnosed with meningitisSundaymorning in the seventh case of the disease associated with the University since March. The student sought treatment at University Health ServicesSaturdayfor symptoms of acute illness, according to a health advisory email sentto all undergraduate students Sundayevening.
New York-based falafel restaurant Mamoun’s may open its Princeton location in January, owner Hussam Chater said Tuesday. Chater, who now oversees all aspects of his father Mamoun's business with his brothers Kinan, Galal and Nedal, had previously estimated a fall 2013 opening date for the newest branch of his family’s restaurant chain.
The female studentwho received treatment at a local hospital last weekfor meningococcal disease has been discharged from hospital care.
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