• Two Shots

    It takes two different types of vaccines to help protect against the five vaccine-preventable types of meningococcal bacteria — A, B, C, W and Y. Meningitis is a life-threatening bacterial infection that can affect the lining of the brain and spinal cord, or it can cause an infection in the bloodstream — or both. Meningitis […]

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  • Complete Coverage Vaccination

    Sara Stelzer, a freshman from San Diego State University, on a Saturday called her parents to complain of a bad headache soon paired with exhaustion and nausea. By Tuesday morning, a friend of Sara’s informed Greg and his wife Laurie via text message that Sara was in the emergency room. Though Sara’s doctors, after determining she […]

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  • Vacation Nightmare

    Lilliana seven-month-old @ the time her family went on a dream vacation to Phuket, Thailand. Her mom, Elisha Robinson said,“I couldn’t believe it. She was well and happy in the morning and dying by lunchtime.” Liliana came down with a slight fever, taken to a local hospital to get checked out but just four hours […]

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  • Recognize the Signs

    GSK as part of its ‘Know Meningitis’ campaign surveyed parents to raise meningitis awareness and offer advice on how to spot signs. Dr Philip Cruz, paediatrician and vaccines medical director for GSK UK and Ireland states, “Meningitis strikes fear into parents because of its devastating nature. There’s a window during which it’s vital to bring […]

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  • Vaccination Critical

    World Meningitis Day is celebrated on April 24. The Philippine Foundation for Vaccination (PFV) Executive Director Lulu Bravo spoke about preventing potentially fatal meningococcal disease through vaccination. She also stressed the importance of educating the public to prevent the spread of meningococcemia, as well as to allay the fears of the public so not to […]

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  • Northland Outbreak

    Shona Whitehead led a fundraising effort to raise funds for the meningococcal vaccine @ Northland’s Hikurangi Primary School. The free vaccination programme to control the Northland outbreak of the W strain was for students under five years or between 13 and 19. Many of the school’s students weren’t eligible as most fell outside the age […]

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  • Phillippine Cases

    Two toddlers, both girls were brought to Rogaciano M. Mercado Memorial Hospital (RMMMH) showing meningococcemia symptoms then transferred to San Lazaro Hospital in Manila where they died. Meningococcemia (blood infection) and meningitis are common types of meningococcal diseases caused by the Neisseria Meningitidis bacteria that could kill the affected within hours. Some of the symptoms […]

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  • World Meningitis Day

    Siân Liddle from Bingham, is sharing her story to help raise awareness of World Meningitis Day (April 24), which focuses on ‘Life After Meningitis’ and to support her charity Meningitis Now.  Siân fell ill with meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia in 1995 when she was only two years old. Initially a viral infection was diagnosed and […]

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  • Bad Advice

    Greg, a father who lost his baby son to deadly meningococcal meningitis  blasted boxer Anthony Mundine’s anti-vaccination comments. “Mundine wrote on Facebook and Twitter: “Don’t vaccine your kids period! The government bully you into vaccine (SIC) Do your research on the s*** & watched the documentary vaxxed.” Greg said, “My wife’s a nurse and my […]

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  • Student Dies

    A second-grade student at Saegert Elementary School, Killeen has died from bacterial meningitis. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services the student who died reportedly had pneumococcal meningitis which is typically more common and less severe than meningococcal meningitis, which is caused by a different bacteria. The state health department said, “131 people […]

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