New cases of meningococcal illnesses are expected on the UMass campus now that an ‘outbreak’ has been declared by both the university and the CDC. This comes after a student fell ill with meningococcemia in October and meningitis in November. Both students are in stable condition, but both kinds of bacterial infection can be fatal if untreated.
Dr. George Corey says all undergraduate students should be vaccinated, as well as anyone who lives in undergraduate housing. Becky Wandel and Liz Flood report.