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Princeton Meningitis Patient, Michael Moorin, Describes Experience: 'Excruciating' (VIDEO)

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Michael Moorin, one of the seven confirmed cases of meningitis on Princeton's campus, joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to share his experience with the disease.

Moorin, a sophomore at the university, told HuffPost Live host Mike Sacks that he contracted the disease over the summer while studying abroad in Greece.

He said that his main symptoms were "an excruciating headache," nausea and rashes, and that he was treated at a hospital in Greece before being transferred to an American hospital in Paris.

"It was definitely pretty scary," Moorin said. "I've been pretty sick before, and this was something that was on a new level for me and really caught my attention in terms of the rapid onset and the intensity of the illness."

Six students and one visitor have been diagnosed with the disease, leading the campus to move to distribute a vaccine for the type B meningococcal bacteria that has not been approved in the United States.

Infectious disease expert Dr. Amesh Adalja also joined the segment, and counseled students to take the vaccine being offered by the university.

Watch the full segment at HuffPost Live.