Meningitis warnings for students in Surrey and Hampshire, UK

Due to the increasing emergence of the W strain of meningitis among young adult students, authorities in Surrey and Hampshire are advising students returning to universities to obtain a meningitis vaccine prior to returning to the crowded environment of the universities.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Meningitis.

Advice For Travellers

In general, the risk of exposure is not high, but the emergence of the W strain of meningitis and the increasing number of cases over the past two years is causing concern. In general, the W strain causes a more serious illness with a higher mortality rate. An effective vaccine that prevents this illness is available at no charge.

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