Princeton to Import Untested Meningitis Vaccine

The Ivy League school is battling a breakout of a rare form of meningitis.
1:44 | 11/18/13

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Now, a serious scare sweeping the campus of one of the nation's top schools. Princeton university dealing with a meningitis outbreak. Now officials are considering taking an unusual step to stop the rare and potentially dangerous disease. Richard besser has that story for us. . Reporter: This morning, battling a seriousoutbreak. Since march, seven undergraduates at princeton diagnosed with a rare form of meningi meningitis, type "b." Are you worried? Yeah. Getting calls from your parents and relatives haviasking what is going on? Reporter: You may have a fever, headache, body aches. A stiff neck. The telltale sign of meningitis. Many who survive are damaged. 10% may die. The situation here is so dangerous that the cdc received an approval to use a vaccination not yet approved here. Not knowing the effects, i don't thing I would take it. Reporter: It's shared through close contact, like in dorms. Smokers at greater isk. Students at princeton are not kissing anymore? No kissing at all. Reporter: The time frame varies. After eight months, the outbreak here hasn't ended. The university board of trustees met over the weekend. They're trying to determine whether to recommend the vaccine. The cdc says if they do, hay hope all the students get to it so they can go back to worrying about finals instead of meningitis. George? Thank you, rich.

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