Same Serogroup

The same serogroup as the strain found during the recent Meningitis outbreak at University of Massachusetts & Smith College was confirmed by laboratory results.
Omar Cabrera from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Communications Office said the DPH does not know “if there is a direct or indirect connection” between the Smith case and the UMass outbreak.
“If students want to get the Men-B vaccine, it would provide them with some protection from strains of serogroup B Neisseria Meningitis,” Cabrera added.
Both UMass & Smith College are offering vaccination clinics for their students.

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