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People walk near the campus center at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, where the Ivy League school began vaccinating nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis.

People walk near the campus center at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, where the Ivy League school began vaccinating nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis.

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Drexel meningococcal disease death came from Princeton

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that the March 10 death of a Drexel University from serogroup B meningococcal disease was caused by a strain from Princeton University’s serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak. They matched the strain by “genetic fingerprinting” suggesting that the outbreak strain may still be present in the Princeton University community, suggesting a need for vigilance.