• Approval Granted

    The European Commission (EC) has approved the Meningococcal Group B Vaccine TRUMENBA (by Pfizer, Inc) for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria Meningitides (MenB) for individuals 10 years of age and older.

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  • Vaccination Required

    There is a new immunization requirement that will be in effect next school year, reminds the Iowa Council Bluffs Public Health Department to parents of students enrolling in the seventh and 12th grades.

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  • Nurses Speak

    Bryan County Health Department officials are encouraging soon-to-be high school graduates to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease.

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  • Long Island Case

    A student who attends John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore and Nassau BOCES in Westbury had been diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis.

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  • Meningitis Hits

    Bouncing around like a malevolent pinball, meningitis hits another California campus.

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  • Rational Reaction

    Over a decade ago, from October 2004 to January 2005, Baguio City General Hospital and Medical Center reported an almost-daily admittance of patients afflicted with meningococcemia-like symptoms.

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  • Trust Your Instincts

    The theme for this year’s World Meningits Day is : “24 Hours — Trust Your Instincts.”

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  • Crisis Worsens

    Nigeria has taken delivery of only 500,000 doses out of 1.3 million doses of vaccines for meningitis type C strain outbreak.

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  • Meningitis Drill

    The meningitis drill event, which involves some 350 volunteers and emergency response partners includes a presentation by former Springfield resident and Paralympic Game gold medalist Nicholas Springer who contracted meningococcal meningitis at summer camp. He spent two months in a coma and became a quadruple amputee.

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  • Meningitis Hot Spot

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports that there have been eight cases of meningococcal disease confirmed this year, including one death. Recent cases serve as reminder of the importance of preventing this serious infectious disease.

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