Meningitis – important information

There have now been three confirmed cases of meningitis associated with undergraduate students at the University since the end of March. One of these was the tragic death of John Igboanugo, who died while returning from a sports trip to Italy. The other two cases have both been treated in hospital and are recovering well.

Detailed analysis of the bacteria that caused disease in two of the students confirms that the cases were due to meningococcal group B (MenB) infection.

Full-time undergraduate students living in a halls of residence now need a vaccination against MenB. See the information here.