Vaccine possible in UC Santa Barbara meningitis outbreak - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Vaccine possible in UC Santa Barbara meningitis outbreak

Posted: Updated:

LOS ANGELES (FOX 11/AP) - Officials are considering whether to provide students at the University of California Santa Barbara, with an unlicensed vaccine to prevent further spread of a bacterial meningitis outbreak on campus.

The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that government health officials and the university are working together to determine if the vaccine Bexsero would be effective against the type of meningitis that sickened four students in November.

University officials say the school will take the necessary steps to provide access to the vaccine if it is recommended by experts.

The move comes after Princeton University received permission to distribute Bexsero, after eight students at the New Jersey school fell ill. The infection was similar, but not identical, to the strain of bacterium that sickened the California students.

  • Los Angeles & SoCal NewsLos Angeles & SoCal NewsMore>>

  • Summer Storm In The Inland Empire

    Summer Storm In The Inland Empire

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-08-21 04:23:22 GMT
    If you live in the Inland Empire you may have gotten rained-on today. In fact, you might have seen hail, lightning, felt wind and maybe even heard some booming thunder!
    If you live in the Inland Empire you may have gotten rained-on today. In fact, you might have seen hail, lightning, felt wind and maybe even heard some booming thunder!
  • Breastfeeding Mothers Hold A Nurse-In Protest In Beverly Hills

    Breastfeeding Mothers Hold A Nurse-In Protest In Beverly Hills

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:53:12 GMT
    They called it a "nurse-in". Dozens of women and their babies or toddlers breastfeeding in public to show that it should not be seen as obscene, or something to hide.The women showed up at the Beverly Hills Anthropologie store, after reading in the online mommy blogs that a mom was asked to hide when she tried to breast feed her baby at the store a couple of days ago. The mom posted a message and the other mothers responded.One by one, they showed up in front of the store on South Beverly Dri...
    They called it a "nurse-in". Dozens of women and their babies or toddlers breastfeeding in public to show that it should not be seen as obscene, or something to hide.The women showed up at the Beverly Hills Anthropologie store, after reading in the online mommy blogs that a mom was asked to hide when she tried to breast feed her baby at the store a couple of days ago. The mom posted a message and the other mothers responded.One by one, they showed up in front of the store on South Beverly Dri...
  • New Rules to Protect High School Athletes

    New Rules to Protect High School Athletes

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:31:07 GMT

    California schools enact new rules to protect high school athletes from brain injuries.

    California schools enact new rules to protect high school athletes from brain injuries.


Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices