Seventh person connected to UO meningococcal outbreak

Oregon Public Health officials confirmed today that a seventh person contracted meningococcal disease in connection with the University of Oregon outbreak.

The 52-year-old man contracted the meningococcal disease when visiting his child on campus on May 2 and 3, the Register Guard reports. This is the same disease that led to the death of UO student Lauren Jones.

The UO hopes to vaccinate all undergraduate students enrolled at the university. So far, 10,000 students have received the vaccine.

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Jennifer Fleck

Jennifer Fleck

Jennifer is a head correspondent for the Emerald focusing on politics and research. She also specializes in coverage of marijuana legalization in Oregon.