• Key Knowledge

    Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician explained to students heading off to college that spending time together in close quarters could put them at…


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  • Toronto Outbreak

    Toronto Public Health (TPH) has confirmed three individuals, ages 20-30 years old, of invasive bacterial meningococcal disease in Toronto. One of them has died.


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  • Vaccination Campaign

    A vaccination campaign has just started in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region targeting populations at risk children aged 0 to 2 & young people aged 16…


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  • Australian Outbreak

    The New South Wales Department of Health in Australia is urging parents and young people to be alert to symptoms of meningococcal disease due to 15 cases…


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  • Preventable Loss

    Adam Mulchrone, 21 year old student from Westport, Co. attended football training but returned home because he had a headache and started to have a fever.


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  • Meningitis Facts

    Meningitis refers to swelling in the membranes that surround your brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be viral or bacterial and symptoms of meningitis…


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  • Don’t Forget

    Gabriel Lima Silva, 13 years old, died of meningitis after 23 days of hospitalization in the ICU of the University Hospital in Jundiaí, São Paulo.


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  • New Test

    The GenomEra test system  was developed and manufactured in Finland. Abacus Diagnostica, a Uniogen company is launching this new rapid PCR test. The automated test system can be…


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  • Vaccines Work

    Paloma Pacheco, president and founder of ‘Una vida por Dakota, a non-profit institution that promotes disease prevention stated, “… vaccines play an important role in public health,…


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  • Florida Cases

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported at least 24 cases of serious meningococcal disease outbreak in Florida. There were at least seven…


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