• Bureaucratic Hurdles

    Gerard and Claire Rushton, whose daughter Courtney died at age 16 in 2014, ​brought a petition on behalf of the Meningitis Foundation to Parliament. They are urging the Government to extend the age band of those who qualify for it on the national immunization schedule. The petitions committee may call for further information including from […]

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  • Rapid Onset

    A 22-year-old boy from Castelfranco Veneto, died of meningococcal meningitis serotype B. It started from rhinitis and nosebleeds, progressing to low-grade fever, headache, marked fatigue, vomiting. He got worse overnight with  difficulty breathing, pain and weakness in the lower limbs and spots on the trunk and face. He was taken immediately to the emergency room and […]

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  • Vaccination Required

    The Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada is requiring all public, private and charter schools before they start 12th grade effective June 30, 2022. As per The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends two doses of the meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) for full protection, with the first dose administered […]

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  • Rash Test

    The Meningitis Research Foundation experts said, “A rash can be one of the clearest and most specific signs of meningococcal meningitis and septicemia to recognize”.  The rash could look like pink or reddish pin-prick or purplish spots on the skin that might resemble a bruising. It’s important to get medical attention right away if you or […]

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  • Dangerous Fare

    A 19-year-old student experienced abdominal pain, nausea progressing to muscle pain, labored breathing, blood pressure drop & vomiting hours after eating leftovers from a restaurant. He developed “diffuse purplish rash” throughout his body which lead to a diagnosis of meningococcal disease. New York-based pain medicine specialist and anesthesiologist Dr Bernard Hsu said that, “It remains […]

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  • Vaccine Questions Answered

    Meningitis is a serious inflammation of the tissues around your brain and spinal cord called the meninges. The infection can also affect the blood called septicemia. The most common type is viral meningitis, but bacterial is the more serious infection that can lead to death within 24 hours. Vaccines lower the spread and severity of bacterial […]

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  • Group Risk

    A person who attended a fraternity party in East Lansing tested positive for bacterial meningitis. Health officials are urging everyone who attended the event to be treated with an antibiotic. Ingham County Medical Director Dr. Adenike Shoyinka.said, “Early treatment for close contact will aid us in containing further spread.” Bacterial meningitis can be spread through […]

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  • Group Risk

    East Lansing Health officials are urging everyone who attended the fraternity party to be treated with an antibiotic due to a person testing positive for bacterial meningitis. Dr. Adenike Shoyinka, Ingham County Medical Director said, “Early treatment for close contact will aid us in containing further spread.”  Bacterial meningitis can be spread through coughing or […]

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  • Seasonal Risk

    Cases of meningococcal B disease (MenB) among teenagers and young adults in England increased sharply in the autumn. The majority of cases were seen among university and college students where COVID -19 lockdown restrictions were lifted last summer. The increase was among the 15-24 age groups. These  young people can protect themselves against some types […]

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  • Safe Vaccine

    Bacterial meningitis can kill within 24 hours. Before you even realize you’re infected, it’s already done serious damage. The fatality rate can be up to 12 percent, and 20 percent of those who survive are left with permanent injuries such as brain damage, hearing or eyesight loss, or amputation of limbs.  Babies face the most […]

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