• Vaccination Alert

    Teygan, 19 years old when he went to Manchester University to study Russian. He was excited to go because he will be the first one to go…


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  • French Outbreak

    Around 500 cases of Invasive Meningococcal Disease are diagnosed each year in France and usually presents as meningitis or septicemia. Meningococcus is frequently carried…


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  • Listen to your Gut!

    Blake, a 13-month-old had been sick with colds and other bugs on and off since starting daycare. His mother, a nurse, thought it was…


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  • At Risk

    Gerard Rushton, The Meningitis Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand spokesperson, lost their 16-year-old daughter Courtenay to meningococcal disease in 2014. He is urging university students…


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  • Youth Dies

    The Department of Public Health Mid-West is investigating a ‘single case of confirmed meningococcal disease in Limerick’. Following the death of the youth, close…


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  • Herd Immunity

    Researchers from the University of Oxford reported findings from a large-scale study that examined the impact of the UK’s MenACWY vaccination program on the carriage of meningitis…


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  • October 5th, World Meningitis Day

    World Meningitis Day on Oct 5 is a day to raise awareness of meningitis which can often be deadly. The theme this year is “Join the Fight”…


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  • Protecting Children

    Alexis Sharpe was almost six months old when she developed a fever which got progressively higher. She had been taken to the ER twice,…


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  • Loses Leg

    Loses Leg Rafael Castellano, 32-year-old professional dancer from Orlando, Florida, lost both of his legs after a three-month bout with meningococcal meningitis.


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  • Deadly Cases

    A Sydney man dies of meningococcal disease and Executive Director of Health Protection NSW Dr Jeremy McAnulty said, “Early intervention can be lifesaving. If you suspect meningococcal disease, don’t…


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