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Bacterial meningitis suspected in death of Newark first-grader

 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials are urging parents to take precautions after a first-grader in Newark died of suspected bacterial meningitis.

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Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks, says panel

A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students.

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Meningitis Death Tied to Princeton Outbreak Strain

A Philadelphia college student died of the same type of meningitis that caused an outbreak at Princeton University, suggesting the strain might still exist on the Ivy League campus despite a massive vaccination effort, federal health officials said Tuesday.

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More Than 5,000 Get Meningitis Vaccine At Princeton

Princeton University officials say more than 90 percent of the eligible students and staff received a meningitis vaccine this week as part of the university's effort to halt an outbreak.

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Princeton University Starts Mass Meningitis B Vaccinations

Princeton University has begun vaccinating nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis in an unusual federal government-endorsed administration of a drug not generally approved for use in the United States.

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Monmouth University Reports Meningitis Case

A case of meningitis has been reported at Monmouth University.

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Offers Free Meningitis Vaccinations
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Imported Meningitis Vaccine Coming to NJ

Officials at Princeton University in New Jersey are considering measures to stop the spread of meningitis on the Ivy League campus.

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Another Possible Meningitis Case at Princeton University

Princeton University has its seventh case of meningitis this year.

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Princeton University Hopes Cups Curb Meningitis

Princeton University is distributing 5,000 cups that encourage students not to share their beverages as a way to curb the spread of meningitis and promote safe drinking.

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Injectable Steroids Should Not Worry You [AUDIO]

A contaminated batch of injectable steroids is already responsible for 91 cases of a non-contagious meningitis nationwide, however it doesn't mean you should be in fear when you see your physician reach for the syringe.

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