OSU Offers Meningococcal Vaccine

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Starting this week, Oregon State University Student Health Services will offer the new Type B meningococcal vaccine. The campus health center is ordering 100 vaccines, available to students interested in getting vaccinated. The first batch should be arriving on Tuesday. “There is concern; students are certainly susceptible,” said Jeffrey Mull, Associate Director … Continue reading »

Meningococcal Disease Takes Teen’s Legs

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Corvallis teenager is recovering in a Portland hospital after both of his legs were amputated earlier this week. Eighteen-year-old Aaron Ojeda was diagnosed with meningococcal disease earlier this month, a rare yet sometimes fatal disease. “I collapsed on the floor, and my dad found me,” Ojeda said. “So he called the … Continue reading »

Car Wash Helps CHS Grad in Hospital

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A weekend car wash brought in more than $3,000 for a recent Corvallis High School graduate with meningococcal disease, but the family’s still fundraising. Eighteen-year-old Aaron Ojeda is in a Portland hospital. His parents say last week he had seven of his fingers removed, though some were just the finger tips. Tuesday … Continue reading »

Fundraiser for Teen with Meningitis

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis High School graduate is still in the hospital, after he was diagnosed with meningococcal disease earlier this month. A family friend says doctors had to remove seven of 18-year-old Aaron Ojeda’s fingers on Thursday. Next week, both of his feet will be amputated and possibly part of his legs. Ojeda, who … Continue reading »