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Worry Over Princeton Meningitis Outbreak Moves Officials to Action

There's deep concern tonight over the meningitis outbreak that's hit the campus of Princeton University. That outbreak has affected at least seven students in the past six months; a figure at least one doctor calls very unusual.

Meningitis can be debilitating and even deadly. Symptoms can be flu-like, including severe headache, muscle stiffness, and sensitivity to light. Again the disease can kill. It's been a serious cause of concern for both students on campus and their families. Doctors are considering asking permission to test a new experimental vaccine on the students to see if it can slow the spread of the disease.  Officials say this is a rare form of meningitis, and it is immune to the other more common vaccines.

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