Drexel Meningitis Death May Be Linked to Contact with Princeton Students

Princeton announces Drexel student Stephanie Ross died from the same strain of meningitis that was present at the Ivy League university.

There is now more information on the sudden death of a Drexel student from meningitis earlier this month.

Today, Princeton announced the death of Stephanie Ross may be due to contact with a student at the Ivy League school. The Daily Princetonian reports:

“The Drexel student had been in close contact with students from Princeton University about a week before becoming ill,” the email read, citing an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control.

In addition, the email, signed by Vice President for Student Life Cynthia Cherrey, said that genetic testing had identified that the same strain responsible for the cases at Princeton had been the the cause of the case at Drexel.

The news means the meningitis strain may still be present at Princeton.

[Daily Princetonian]