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Six Cases of Meningococcal Disease At U of Oregon

University of Oregon

Much of the vaccination controversy centers around young children. 

Oregon health officials are concerned with an older population, and a specific one: University of Oregon students. 

The Oregon Health Authorityurges UO students to get meningitis B shots during spring break (March 23-27); six people have become sick, and one of those has died. 

Paul Cieslak is the medical director of infectious disease and immunization programs at OHA; he visits with facts and figures.  


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.