So what exactly is Meningitis?
And what are the symptoms you should be on the lookout for?
NBC-5's Roma Villiavicenco joins us with a closer look at the virus.
Kyle, Meningitis is a disease that lives in the central nervous system. There are two forms of it, either bacterial or viral.
Today I spoke to Dr. Alan Bates and he explained that both forms of Meningitis are rare but bacterial can be deadly if not treated within 24 hours, but as kyle mentioned there is no vaccine for the type of bacterial meningitis outbreak in Princeton.
"It's something we should all be aware of. You can get your children and your young adults immunized against this. Even though this particular strain is not there, the other strains are available."
Dr. Bates says both form of Meningitis are extremely contagious. He says if you've been around anyone with the disease you should see a doctor immediately.
Some symptoms of Meningitis include fever, throbbing headaches, and a purple rash.
According to the C.D.C. all strains of meningitis are deadly in 10-15 percent of cases.
In the studio, Roma Villavicencio, NBC-5 News.