Tag archive for ‘meningococcal meningitis’
By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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 On Sunday, May 4th, 2014

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 On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

British health officials recommend Bexsero as part of routine childhood immunization schedule

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) in Great Britain has recommended the inclusion of the meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero, to be part of the routine childhood immunization schedule, according More...

By Robert On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Drexel sophomore, Stephanie Ross, dies from suspected bacterial meningitis

The Student Health Center at Drexel University in Philadelphia is recommending antibiotic prophylaxis for those individuals who had close or intimate contact with a student who died from suspected meningitis Monday. Neisseria More...

By Robert On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Probable meningococcal meningitis kills three in Nice, France

Three young men with all symptoms of meningitis died this weekend in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes), said Tuesday the Regional Agency of Health . “We can consider that these three cases of meningitis,” said More...

By Robert On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

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 On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

What is Bexsero? How common is meningococcal disease serogroup B?

With the eighth case of meningococcal meningitis confirmed at Princeton University yesterday, and at least seven confirmed as Neisseria meningitis serotype B (MenB) with the most recent still pending, health officials More...

By Robert On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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 On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

New Jersey health officials consider Princeton meningococcal disease cases an outbreak

After the seventh case of meningococcal meningitis was diagnosed in a Princeton University student this weekend, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) said they considered the situation an outbreak, according More...

By Robert On Sunday, October 6th, 2013
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Olympic medalist, Dara Torres talks meningococcal meningitis and the ‘Voices of Meningitis’

With school back in session, there is so much to do and prepare for–books, exams, and weekend football games. However, there is something that all parents should be aware of as you send you children off the More...

By Robert On Friday, October 4th, 2013
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‘Probable’ meningococcal meningitis case reported at Princeton, could be sixth case this year

Princeton University officials have announced that a female student with “probable meningococcal disease” may be the sixth bacterial meningitis case since the spring, according to a Princeton press release More...

By Robert On Saturday, September 21st, 2013
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Princeton: ‘Mine. Not Yours.’ cups distributed to prevent meningitis

In response to last spring’s meningococcal meningitis outbreak that affected five people at Princeton University, the school’s Student Health Advisory Board rolled out an initiative to raise awareness More...

By Robert On Saturday, September 14th, 2013

MenAfriVac meningitis vaccine an incredible success in Chad

A new meningitis vaccine, MenAfriVac or PsA-TT, has proved to be a raging success in after a mass vaccination campaign in the African country of Chad, according to new research published in The Lancet. MenAfriVac,  a More...

By Robert On Monday, August 5th, 2013

FDA approves Menveo quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine in children starting as early as two months

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the expanded age range for Menveo quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine for infants and toddlers from 2 months of age, according to a FDA approval letter. Neisseria More...

By Robert 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 On Thursday, June 6th, 2013

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 On Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Update: Princeton meningitis case confirmed positive for Neisseria meningitidis group B

In a follow up to a report last week, Princeton University has announced that a student that was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis last Tuesday, has been confirmed to have an infection with Neisseria meningitidis More...

By Robert On Saturday, May 11th, 2013

UN agency announces meningitis vaccination campaign in South Sudan

Responding to a meningococcal meningitis outbreak in South Sudan’s Upper Nile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced they will carry out a vaccination campaign where the dangerous bacterial infection More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 11th, 2013

University of Wisconsin-Madison student being treated for meningococcal meningitis

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has confirmed a case of meningococcal meningitis in a student Wednesday, according to a university news release. The yet unnamed students is currently hospitalized and being treated More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Petaluma teen, Christopher Pozzi-Swain, hospitalized with meningococcal disease

A Petaluma High School student has been diagnosed and hospitalized with serious case of meningococcal bloodstream infection prompting the school to notify students and parents about symptoms to be alert for, according More...



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