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Rise in Meningitis cases at Princeton concerns officials

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Officials at Princeton University are trying to figure out how to stop the spread of Meningitis on the Ivy League campus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say federal health officials have agreed to import a vaccine licensed in Europe and Australia, but not in the United States.

Princeton confirmed a seventh case of Meningitis this year. The school's trustees are discussing the issue this weekend. Bacterial Meningitis can spread by coughing, sneezing and kissing. 

Meningitis, if left untreated or not diagnosed in time, can often times become fatal.

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