• Protecting Babies

    This is the first combination vaccine for meningococcal A, C, W and Y, to receive TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administrations) approval in Australia for use in babies aged two months or older.

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  • Misdiagnosis

    Layla-Rose Ermenekli was rushed to A&E at the Royal Oldham Hospital by her mother Kirsty with a high temperature, headache and stomach ache. 

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  • 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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