Meningococcal Meningitis Outbreak Declared for SDSU Undergrads
“The San Diego County Public Health Services (SDCPH) confirmed the 3rd case of meningococcal meningitis at San Diego State University”
September 28, 2018
The San Diego County Public Health Services (SDCPH) confirmed the 3rd case of meningococcal meningitis at San Diego State University (SDSU).
This SDSU student is currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital on September 27, 2018.
Health officials have confirmed that this new case and the 1st case confirmed in early September 2018 are both caused by serogroup B meningococcus.
Additionally, county public health officials disclosed a 3rd confirmed case diagnosed in June 2018.
‘The county did not previously announce this case because there was no public health risk at the time,’ said SDCPH in a press release.
These 3 cases occurring in the SDSU undergraduate population in a 3.5-month period have been determined to be an outbreak by the SDCPH Officer.
This means all SDSU undergraduate students under 24 years of age who have not been immunized against meningococcus B (MenB) are highly encouraged to get vaccinated with 1 of the 2 available meningococcal B vaccines.
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