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By Robert On Thursday, December 6th, 2012

San Francisco health officials suggest MSM consider meningitis vaccine if traveling to NYC

San Francisco flag Public domain image/Makaristos via Wikimedia Commons In a follow-up to a story last week, officials with the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) are asking men who have sex with More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 1st, 2012
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NYC health officials issue expanded vaccine recommendations due to meningococcal disease outbreak among gay men

Two new cases of meningitis among men who have sex with men were reported over the past five weeks has prompted New York City health officials to  issue new recommendations  for vaccinating against invasive meningococcal More...

By Robert On Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Queensbury H.S. student, Jonathan Vasiliou, dies from possible bacterial meningitis

School officials with the Queensbury Union Free School District had the tough task today of announcing the sad and untimely death of one of it students. Image/David Benbennick via Wikimedia Commons According to More...

By Robert On Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Arizona confirms first human case of West Nile Virus this year

A Maricopa County woman in her 30’s is the first laboratory confirmed case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Arizona in 2012. Photo/CDC According to a Maricopa County Department of Public Health news release Wednesday, More...

By Robert On Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Neti Pots, Naegleria and You

After two reported deaths in Louisiana this year from “brain-eating amoebas” after using neti pots, health authorities and the manufacturer of nasal wash device are warning the public not to use unsterilized More...

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