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Meningitis Outbreak at
UC Santa Barbara

ABC News, by SYDNEY LUPKIN

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Posted By:earlybird, 12/4/2013 12:02:10 PM

A fourth student at the University of California Santa Barbara has come down with a strain of meningitis similar to the one that sickened eight Princeton University students in New Jersey, authorities said. The California students began getting sick about three weeks ago, according to a university statement. One student had to have both legs amputated, ABC News has learned. "He´s from my hometown. I hope he is doing well," said David Burkow, another student. "It´s just kind of scary because there is a constant fear." The California school has suspended social events, including sorority and fraternity parties, to avoid

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Odd that this has hit colleges on both coasts....but article says it does not have the same "fingerprint" as the one at Princeton.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: maggie2u, 12/4/2013 12:57:11 PM     (No. 9639987)

My husband had viral meningitis in 1982 and was in the hospital for several days. That type of meningitis is not as horrific as the bacterial kind that´s infecting these kids, but it´s still very scary.
A man who rented an apartment from my parents told us his girl friend´s 5yr. old granddaughter was perfectly fine one day and dead the next from meningitis. He said he had to get vaccinated against it because he had been with the child the day before she died. It truly is a horrific illness and can kill quickly if you don´t get treatment fast.

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