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Emily Tseng


Updated: CDC approves meningitis vaccination campaign; dates announced

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: Eighth case of meningitis at Princeton reported; will not affect vaccination plans

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.

Updated: Princeton expected to make decision on unapproved meningitis vaccine Monday

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.

Email cautions against spread of meningitis before Orange and Black Ball, Yale game

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.

Updated: Seventh Princeton-associated case of meningitis treated at hospital

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.

Princeton branch of falafel restaurant Mamoun's in permit process, may open in January

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.

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