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Meningitis Outbreak Spurs Call for Vaccination Approval

All students living in dorms are required by law to receive a meningitis A and meningitis C vaccine, but until now a meningitis B vaccine has not existed in the United States. USA Today reports that the meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero, now approved only in Europe and Australia, may be approved for use by the FDA at Princeton University due to a recent outbreak. The outbreak has affected 7 people, one of whom is currently still hospitalized. Novartis, the producer of Bexsero, is working on an “agreement on a pathway to licensure for this vaccine with regulatory authorities.” Until then, health officials are urging students and faculty to avoid kissing and sharing eating and drinking utensils.

Read the article published by USA Today.