• Urgent Warning

    A Cottingham High School student has been admitted to hospital and that people who have been in close contact have been treated with antibiotics to prevent it from spreading. Meningitis can be spread by kissing, sneezing, coughing, and sharing utensils. Public Health England issues information, “Not all these symptoms need to be present in all […]

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  • Mandatory

    The Wyoming Department of Health plans to add meningococcal vaccination for children 11 and 16 years old to the state’s list of required shots for children. Public, part-time school or daycare attendees would also be required to get the vaccine at the required ages, as would home-schooled children participating in school-sanctioned activities. “Once the shot […]

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  • Trust Instincts

    Nova, Taylor Dougan’s five-month-old daughter, was showing signs of what they originally thought was teething. Nova hadn’t eaten for 13 hours & started vomiting, was jaundiced and was in a “sleep-like coma,” according to her mom. They took Nova to the doctor who said she had gastroenteritis or the stomach flu – and the family […]

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  • Bad Headache

    Jessica Cain, 21 years old, from Gateshead, England, died suddenly after complaining of a headache before going to sleep. She was found unresponsive the next morning when her mother tried to wake her up. She was given CPR while the paramedics arrived, but she could not be revived. The mother said that the whole family […]

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  • Sad Birthday

    Matthew Griffin, a film production and script writing student, was fighting for his life in a coma on his 21st birthday after he came down with deadly meningitis. Matthew woke up with an agonizing headache following a shift at a pub the night before. Instead of attending his lecture at Worcester University, he tried to just […]

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  • 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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  • Meningitis Facts

    Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges, the outer covering of the brain & spinal cord. The infection can also invade the blood which is called septicemia. Meningitis is commonly caused by viruses & bacteria. It is difficult to differentiate the symptoms of the common flu & meningitis but if you suspect that you or […]

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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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