• Courageous Paralympian

    Théo Curin races in the Men’s 200m Freestyle S5 Final on Day Two of the London 2019 World Para-swimming Championships where he claimed a bronze medal. His immediate focus now is on qualifying for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. Theo contracted meningococcal meningitis at age six. To save his life, doctors had to amputate the […]

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  • Ontario Death

    A young adult in Waterloo region recently died after contracting meningococcal meningitis. People who are at a higher risk include household contacts, intimate partners, and those who shared cigarettes, vapes, food and drink or anything that has been in other people’s mouth. The disease is contagious though not an airborne disease, meaning it is not […]

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  • Boston Cases

    Meningococcal disease is caused by a bacteria requiring close contact & is spread through saliva or spit. According to a joint statement from Mayor Marty Walsh and the city’s public health commission, “Both confirmed cases were linked to daycare centers with a focus on serving children who have experienced homelessness. Anyone known to have contact with […]

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  • Maximum Protection

    Vaccines provide a longer protection from meningococcal disease. Several vaccine programs are being offered so please take advantage of them. Meningococcal ACWY Program – The meningococcal ACWY vaccine (Nimenrix ®) is provided under the National Immunisation Program and is administered at 12-months of age, through Schools IP for year 10 & adolescents 15-19 years old […]

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  • Young & Fit

    Kelsey Davidson, 26 year old founder & teacher of Radical Step Dance Studio in Fendalton, Christchurch died after a “days illness”. She was passionate about the outdoors and often skied, hiked and made short dance films in nature across New Zealand. Meningococcal disease is a severe illness that can strike quickly. Ministry of Health data showed […]

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  • Awareness Day

    Jessica Elkins, a beloved cheerleader and freshman at Athens High School died suddenly in 2007 due to meningitis. Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks recently joined the Elkins family to mark Sept. 23 as Meningitis Awareness Day in Athens. The family hopes everyone will take time to learn about the symptoms and vaccinations related to meningitis, to […]

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  • Side Effects

    Lesley Hart wakes up every day thankful to still be alive after contracting bacterial meningitis. She looks fine on the outside but after nine years, she is still suffering from ill effects of meningitis. She can’t hear as well as she used to, has constant ringing in her ears, has to use crutches to help […]

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  • Must Know

    Meningitis B is a swift-killing illness, was the strain behind all college meningococcal disease outbreaks over the past eight years. Sarah Mbaeyi, a pediatrician who studies meningococcal disease for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, “There are about 20 cases of meningitis B among college students annually (134 total cases in 2017). About […]

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  • Davao hit

    Davao City has recorded its first case of meningococcemia, a four-year-old boy died six hours later after being brought to the Brokenshire Hospital Integrated Health Ministries, Inc. Department of Health (DOH)-Davao regional director Annabelle Yumang said the city had 13 suspected cases of meningococcemia this year, three of them died. Dr. Allyne Aguelo, a pediatric […]

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  • Too fast

    Meningitis can kill in hours! Meningitis can easily be mistaken for the flu with initial symptoms such as a headache, fever, and stiff neck. Making it all the harder to diagnose and delaying treatment. It is very important that everyone, especially parents of young children, learns the hallmark symptoms of the disease and can therefore […]

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