• Another College

    A Colgate student was diagnosed with bacterial meningococcal meningitis after being taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica.

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  • Vaccinate First

    A toddler has died after contracting Meningococcal B while a second child was taken to hospital.

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  • Listen

    Dan Jarvis lost the majority of his hearing at 18 months old when he contracted meningococcal meningitis Now aged 36, he is 98.5% deaf but Dan doesn’t believe deafness has to be a disadvantage in life.

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  • Fijian Outbreak

    The Ministry of Health and Medical Services reported that up to 105 people had contracted meningococcal disease since 2016 and 14.4 per cent of them died as a result. “These conditions are very serious and can be deadly, but can be treated if detected early,” a government statement said, “ still up to half of […]

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  • Symptoms Review

    About 10 per cent of the population carries the meningitis organism in their noses without ever developing symptoms.

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  • Vaccine Approved

    Health Canada approved in October 2017 TRUMENBA, meningococcal group B vaccine.

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  • Same Serogroup

    The same serogroup as the strain found during the recent Meningitis outbreak at University of Massachusetts & Smith College was confirmed by laboratory results.

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  • Extra Caution

    Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) funded a study of 263 infant patients in the UK and Ireland because only half of babies with meningitis show tell-tale signs like a fever.

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  • Take Heed

    Ojeda woke up in the hospital on June 10, 2014 after a week since he last remembered falling asleep in his own bed.

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  • Don’t Wait, Vaccinate!

    B.C.s Health officials are offering meningitis vaccinations in Okanagan region for students aged 15 to 19 after 12 people contracted meningococcal disease.

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