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Why are college freshmen living in dormitories at increased risk for meningococcal disease?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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It is strongly recommended that all college students living in dorms or frat houses (not just freshman) to get the Meningococcal vaccine due to it being highly contagious, relatively high mortality (death) rate, high morbidity (complication, amputation, etc.
) rate, and ease of prevention (by getting vaccinated.) initial symptoms often mimic a common cold or flu so diagnosis can be delayed.

In brief: Close living quarter
It is strongly recommended that all college students living in dorms or frat houses (not just freshman) to get the Meningococcal vaccine due to it being highly contagious, relatively high mortality (death) rate, high morbidity (complication, amputation, etc.
) rate, and ease of prevention (by getting vaccinated.) initial symptoms often mimic a common cold or flu so diagnosis can be delayed.
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