CDC importing meningitis vaccine to fight Princeton outbreak

Federal health officials have agreed to import a vaccine that isn’t approved in the U.S., after a meningitis outbreak at Princeton University.

Seven students have been diagnosed with Type B meningitis since March.  The latest case was diagnosed this week.

School officials say the vaccine is the only way they can fight the life-threatening illness, and prevent it from spreading.

It is the first time a vaccine from overseas will be used to treat an outbreak in the U.S.

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