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By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 13th, 2013
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UCSB: CDC will make meningitis B vaccine available ‘if the circumstances of this outbreak warrant its use’

Just as the vaccine clinics at Princeton opened this Monday to immunize undergraduates and select others against the outbreak strain of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B, the University of California, Santa Barbara More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Bexsero, meningitis B vaccine vaccination campaign results released

Novartis has announced the initial results of a large-scale vaccination campaign with Bexsero® (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine [rDNA, component, adsorbed]) to help protect against meningitis B within the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Novartis seeks FDA approval for meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero

Basel, June 17, 2014 – Novartis announced today the submission of a Biologic License Application (BLA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing approval for the use of Bexsero® (Multicomponent More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Bexsero, meningitis B vaccine, receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation

PRESS RELEASE Novartis announced today that Bexsero® (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine [rDNA, component, adsorbed]) has received a Breakthrough Therapy designation from the United States Food and Drug Administration More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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UC Santa Barbara will be offering the meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero, starting Feb. 24

In a follow-up to a story one month ago, The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), who has experienced four cases of meningococcal meningitis group B during a three week time frame in Nov. 2013, will More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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UC Santa Barbara reports two cases of meningococcal meningitis

The Santa Barbara County Health Department and the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) issued health advisories this week concerning two confirmed cases of meningococcal meningitis in two UCSB students.   Neisseria More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Princeton student’s possible adverse reaction to Bexsero: What is Rhabdomyolysis?

Just one week after Princeton University administered the second dose of the unlicensed meningococcal meningitis vaccine, Bexsero, and the week the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) began giving the More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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UC Santa Barbara reports fourth case of meningococcal disease

A fourth University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) undergraduate student has been confirmed positive for meningococcal disease, according to a Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD)  press release More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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UC Santa Barbara freshman, Aaron Loy, has feet amputated due to meningococcal disease

The University of California, Santa Barbara meningitis outbreak affected three students in recent weeks, in which two have recovered and returned to school. However, one student, a lacrosse player from Carlsbad, More...


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