The type B strain of meningitis is very rare in the United States, but it has attacked at Princeton, and the symptoms can occur quickly and be potentially deadly.
If there is any real concern among students on the campus, it would be hard to tell from talking to them.
A West Chester University student who contracted bacterial meningitis has died, the university said Thursday.
School officials say they have handed out more than 4,000 doses of antibiotics in response to the reported cases.
The unidentified male student is being treated at Temple University Hospital.