Emergency meningitis vaccine will be imported to halt Ivy League outbreak

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Emergency meningitis vaccine will be imported to halt Ivy League outbreak - NBC News.com

Emergency doses of a meningitis vaccine not approved for use in the U.S. may soon be on the way to Princeton University to halt an outbreak of the potentially deadly infection that has sickened seven students since March.

Government health officials said Friday they have agreed to import Bexsero, a vaccine licensed only in Europe and Australia that protects against meningitis B, a strain not covered by the shots recommended for college students in the U.S.

"This is a bad disease and we know how devastating it is," Dr. Thomas Clark, acting head of the Centers for Disease Control's meningitis and vaccine preventable diseases branch, told NBC News. "A lot of us had a gut feeling that there would be more cases and we should get the ball rolling."
Is it just me, or does it sound like this might be the beginning of the zombie apocalypse? Now, I have a couple of bad ass BMWs in the garage, but my guns are with my cousin in PA...about 3000 miles away from here. I'm going to have to figure out what to do tomorrow to make sure that my wife and son don't become part of the "horde" and what we are going to eat for the next couple of days. Any suggestions on how to cook the neighbors?