• Meningitis Hits

    Bouncing around like a malevolent pinball, meningitis hits another California campus.

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  • Rational Reaction

    Over a decade ago, from October 2004 to January 2005, Baguio City General Hospital and Medical Center reported an almost-daily admittance of patients afflicted with meningococcemia-like symptoms.

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  • Trust Your Instincts

    The theme for this year’s World Meningits Day is : “24 Hours — Trust Your Instincts.”

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  • Crisis Worsens

    Nigeria has taken delivery of only 500,000 doses out of 1.3 million doses of vaccines for meningitis type C strain outbreak.

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  • Meningitis Drill

    The meningitis drill event, which involves some 350 volunteers and emergency response partners includes a presentation by former Springfield resident and Paralympic Game gold medalist Nicholas Springer who contracted meningococcal meningitis at summer camp. He spent two months in a coma and became a quadruple amputee.

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  • Meningitis Hot Spot

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports that there have been eight cases of meningococcal disease confirmed this year, including one death. Recent cases serve as reminder of the importance of preventing this serious infectious disease.

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  • State Acts Quickly

    The death toll as a result of the meningitis epidemic in Sokoto State has now risen to 21.

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  • Berkeley Warning

    With cases in previous years, the California Department of Public Health, California universities had a meningitis outbreak in November 2013, which resulted in up to four deaths. Local health officials confirmed a single case of meningococcal meningitis in a UC Berkeley student on Monday and “is recovering well”.

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  • Doctor Dies

    Dr John Spalding, 55, a practising GP for 27 years, woke up with a cold at 3am on December 23, 2014, after wrapping with presents with his wife, Di, 56, the evening before – ten hours later, he had died from an aggressive strain of meningococcal meningitis (menW) and septicaemia.

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  • New Zealand case

    A New Zealand teenager from Wairarapa College on the North Island escaped death without serious complications from meningitis earlier this month. 

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