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Princeton's 'Mine. Not Yours.' cups designed to prevent meningitis

Sept. 20, 2013 at 6:28 PM   |   Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- New Jersey's Princeton University is distributing red plastic cups emblazoned with an anti-sharing message designed to prevent meningitis.

Kathy Wagner, a health educator with the university, said the school is distributing 5,000 16-ounce cups reading "MINE. NOT YOURS." in hopes they will discourage students from sharing their cups -- and help prevent a repeat of the spring's viral meningitis outbreak, The Times of Trenton (N.J.) reported Friday.

Wagner said the cups feature markings with the standard drink size for liquor, beer and wine, plus the phone number for the school's department of public safety.

"After seeing similar cups in use at other institutions with standard drink sizes marked on them, in order to promote safe drinking among students who choose to drink, and knowing that one of the ways meningitis type B is spread is through sharing drinks, I thought it would be great if we could provide Princeton students with similar cups and also include a message reminding students not to share drinks," Wagner said in an email.

Princeton University spokesman Martin Mbugua said all five patients from the spring's outbreak have recovered.

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