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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 Guest Author On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Princeton researcher to conduct meningitis B vaccine study

Princeton University received attention back in March 2013 following eight cases of infection from serogroup B Neisseria meningitidis bacteria, and a total of nine cases associated with the university. To prevent 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 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 Robert Herriman On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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Princeton vaccinates hundreds on first day with meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero

According to Princeton University, as of  4:30 p.m today, 1,261 individuals were vaccinated to help protect against meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B bacteria. Neisseria meningitidisImage/CDC In a More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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CDC expert talks about Princeton, UC Santa Barbara meningitis B cases

In response to the 11 Neisseria meningitis serogroup B cases reported between Princeton University in New Jersey and the University of California, Santa Barbara, CDC meningitis expert, Dr Amanda Cohn addressed the More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Princeton announces dates for receiving meningitis B vaccine

The New Jersey university, which has experienced eight cases of  serogroup B meningococcal disease since March, has announced the dates they will be administering the vaccine that helps protect against meningococcal More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 16th, 2013
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Princeton considers the use of Bexsero meningitis vaccine to curb spread of meningitis B

Following the seventh confirmed case of Neisseria meningitis B infection at Princeton University since March, the school is considering the use of a European Union/Australia -approved vaccine that will protect against More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 19th, 2013
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Chile: New case of meningococcal meningitis brings outbreak total to 39

The Chilean Public Health Institute (ISP) confirmed earlier this week an additional case of meningococcal meningitis in the capital city of Santiago, bringing the total case count since the beginning of the year More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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Africa: 9,200 meningitis cases reported in ‘meningitis belt’ during first five months, lowest number reported in past decade

According to a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Alert and Response today, for the first five months of 2013, 9,249 suspected cases of meningitis, including 857 deaths, have been reported from 18 of the 19 More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 24th, 2013
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Bexsero, first Meningitis B vaccine, receives European Commission approval

Photo/CDC/ Debora Cartagena Switzerland-based pharmaceutical and health care company, Novartis announced this week that it’s Meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero, has received approval from the European Commission More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Marshall University reports meningitis case in student

Officials with Marshall University announced Tuesday that a student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. The student became ill over the weekend and has been hospitalized since Monday. Public domain image/Mikael More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Vietnamese doctor says dozens of children are admitted for meningitis linked to a parasite in snails

One physician from a Ho Chi Minh City(HCMC), Vietnam hospital says his hospital admits dozens of children with meningitis caused by eating land snails, according to a Thanh Nien News report Tuesday. The story More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Bacterial meningitis confirmed in Seminole State College student

Seminole State College has notified students and employees that a student has been diagnosed with a case of bacterial meningitis. The student, who is not being identified for privacy reasons, last attended a class More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, May 4th, 2014
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Hartt School senior, Patrick Chittenden, died from meningococcal meningitis: University of Hartford official

Bacterial meningitis has been confirmed as the cause of death of a senior at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford who died late last week, according to a university official Saturday. In a health advisory More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Kansas school district confirms death of Louisburg MS student from bacterial meningitis

The Louisburg United School District in Louisburg, Kansas has confirmed the death of a 6th grader attending Louisburg Middle School today on their website. They report that on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Aaron T. More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Princeton meningitis strain confirmed in Drexel fatal case

Eight days ago, the community at Drexel University in Philadelphia was shocked by the sudden death of 19-year-old sophomore Stephanie Ross. At the time it was suspected that the cause of her dearth was bacterial More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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Meningococcal meningitis group B confirmed in Drexel University student fatality

In a follow-up to a  report Tuesday, Philadelphia health officials confirm that the strain of bacterial meningitis implicated in the death of Drexel University sophomore, 19-year-old Stephanie Ross was serogroup More...


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