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More meningitis cases expected at UMass following ‘outbreak’ declaration, says UHS director, Dr. George Corey

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.

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1 thought on “More meningitis cases expected at UMass following ‘outbreak’ declaration, says UHS director, Dr. George Corey”

  1. Why is no one touching on the fact that since the vaccine takes two doses to be effective, none of the 20,000 students will be immune for at least the next month. In the Princeton outbreak of 2015, they had 13 cases. Easy for him to say stay on campus when he is not at risk of losing life or limb.

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