College Meningitis Outbreaks

Outbreaks of type B meningococcal disease were reported on 20 college campuses from March 2013 to November 2017 according to the National Meningitis Association.

Dr. Christina Johns, senior medical adviser for PM Pediatrics said that, “Meningococal Meningitis can be extremely serious, as in fatal. So this is not something to mess around with. But the good news is that with immunization, we are seeing less meningitis. College dorms are a hotbed for potential infection transmission.”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first Men B vaccine in 2014 so parents please ask your doctor about the pros & cons of the vaccine.

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