The state confirmed Thursday a sixth student from the University of Oregon has come down with meningococcal disease. Health officials want parents to persuade students to get vaccinated over Spring Break.
So far, one student has died, a second was seriously ill on a ventilator and three others missed classes. Now, another student has come down with the disease.
Lane County Public Health officer, Dr. Patrick Luedtke , would only say he's a 20-year-old sophomore who lives off campus.