U of O to do mass vaccinations to rein in deadly outbreak

The Seattle Times

Health officials at Washington universities are on alert as the University of Oregon launches a mass vaccination campaign to halt the spread of potentially deadly meningococcal infections on the Eugene campus.

Four Oregon students have developed bacterial bloodstream infections known as meningococcemia since the start of the school year, school officials said. Lauren Jones, an 18-year-old freshman from Georgia, died Feb. 17 after becoming infected.

Emily Gibson, director of the WWU Student Health Center, is quoted in the story.

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