• Minutes Count

    Standard meningitis tests can take up to 48 hours for results to come back but a new diagnostic tool can provide meningococcal meningitis results within an hour.

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  • Tragic Story

    This letter sent by Rose A. Kwett, founder of MAK – Meningitis Awareness Key to prevention raising awareness about meningococcal meningitis.

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  • Campus Health

    There are about 1,000 to 2,000 thousand cases of meningococcal disease are reported per year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  • Vaccinate!

    High school seniors in the School District of Philadelphia must get an additional dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine.

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  • Protection First

    Montgomery County, Maryland is requiring students entering seventh grade to get MCV4 (meningococcal meningitis) & other vaccines.

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  • Nose Guard

    Prof Robert Read, director of the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre in England, and his team created a nose drop containing a type of “friendly” bacteria which could help prevent meningitis and other infections.

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  • Critical Information

    Meningitis is scary & sneaky. The brain and spinal cord infection is serious and can be deadly—and some types can be passed from person to person.

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  • Expand Coverage

    Western Australia Chemists’ proposal to give Meningococcal ACWY vaccine was backed by Meningitis Centre Australia Chairman Bruce Langoulant. Launching a social media campaign, to encourage 18 to 19-year-olds to get the vaccine & to help increase vaccination rate.

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  • Deadly Sleep-Away

    Daniel Beer, 11, died of Meningococcal Meningitis while at a camp in Pennsylvania.

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  • Philippines Struck

    The Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas confirmed six cases of meningococcemia in the region this year and claimed the lives of three children ages 11 months to 11 years old.

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