UO Students Being Treated for Infection

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon continues to contact students about a bacterial infection that can cause meningitis. University officials are reaching out to about 80 students who were in small group class settings with the sick student. The health center is separating those who may have been exposed to the infection from others … Continue reading »

Students Preventing Bacterial Infection

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is encouraging students who may have had contact with a sick student to seek preventative care. The health center saw a steady flow of students coming in Monday to get the shot that will prevent the bacterial infection Neisseria Meningococcemia. This infection can lead to Meningitis. The UO … Continue reading »

Ill Student’s Condition Improving

EUGENE, Ore. — Health officials say the University of Oregon student infected with Neisseria Meningococcemia is stabilizing. They say she’s being treated at a hospital in her hometown. On campus, word of this bacterial infection is spreading quickly. Many students say they’re concerned after learning a fellow student was diagnosed with the bacterial infection that … Continue reading »

Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Arrests

(CNN) — Two co-founders and 12 former employees of the New England Compounding Center were arrested early Wednesday. They are due in court later Wednesday. The company was at the center of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012. Its laboratory in Framingham produced tainted steroids that were linked to the deaths of 64 people … Continue reading »

Baby Contracts Bacterial Meningitis

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene baby is fighting for her life in a Portland hospital after contracting bacterial meningitis. A healthy baby Presley Henry took a rapid turn for the worse. It started out with fever symptoms. After her parents called the doctor and gave her some Baby Tylenol, the 3-month-old wasn’t getting any better. … Continue reading »

Updating Your Child’s Vaccinations

(CNN) — Reading, writing and arithmetic are all important. But when it comes to a student’s well-being, public health officials say vaccines are the best way to ward off diseases. So it’s always good to update your child’s immunization records. That’s because as adolescents get older, some of the protection from their childhood shots begin … Continue reading »

Child treated for Meningococcemia

EUGENE, Ore. — A Lane County hospital treated a child Tuesday for a strain of the bacterial infection known as Meningococcemia. It’s a blood infection that lives in the respiratory system, but it’s a different strain of bacteria than bacterial meningitis, which lives in the spinal chord. Lane County Public Health says all persons at … Continue reading »