Update on UMass Meningitis Cases

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has confirmed two unrelated cases of meningitis since October 27. Both students are infected with type B meningitis which is not covered in the required meningitis vaccination for college; they are both hospitalized and in stable condition. While there is no known risk to the Smith community, we encourage students to be current with their meningitis vaccinations and follow routine public health measures for disease prevention. Visit https://www.smith.edu/health/ for updates and more information.