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 »

No Third Case of Meningococcemia

Eugene, Ore. – A third University of Oregon student, thought to have a potentially deadly bacterial infection, does not have the illness. A second student, a freshman living on campus who does have a confirmed case of meningococcemia, is doing much better and is no longer contagious, according to Lane County Public Health. Health officials … Continue reading »

Confirmed Case of Meningococcal Disease

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Officials with the Benton County Health Department have confirmed that one student at Corvallis High School has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease, a bacterial form of meningitis: a rare and sometimes deadly illness. The Corvallis School District is not releasing the name, age, or gender of the student, who has been hospitalized at … 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 »