• Nose Drops

    UK doctors are testing nose drops that could help prevent meningitis. The nose drops are retained in the nose and prompts an immune response. The bacteria responsible for meningitis are in the back of “healthy carriers” noses and throats without any signs or symptoms. Professor Robert Read, director of the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, […]

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  • Prevention Lags

    The Lancet Neurology published a new analysis showing that meningitis deaths reduced by just 21% and progress lags substantially behind that of other vaccine-preventable diseases.

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  • MenW Strikes

    Twelve cases of a deadly infectious meningococcal disease have been reported in the Bay of Plenty this year.

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  • Get Vaccinated

    Aleisha Derham would have been celebrating her 25th birthday this week but instead her family is mourning her death.

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  • Lost Time

    Gravatt, a 22-year-old medical student, died at Auckland City Hospital nine years ago but was reopened after his parents received an anonymous letter alleging deficiencies in his care.

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  • Camper Dies

    The 16 year old teenager, a senior student from Kerikeru HS, was at a St John youth camp on Motutapu Island when he was airlifted to hospital and died of meningococcal disease.

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  • Men C Vaccine

    Fijian health authorities confirmed that there were 58 reported cases of meningococcal from Jan. 1 to April 22 this year.

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  • Booster Vaccination

    A recent study following a meningitis vaccination campaign in Burkina Faso, Africa investigated when a booster vaccination might be necessary.

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  • Syracuse Case

    The Syracuse University student has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home.

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  • Life Cut Short

    Alfie, 4 year old boy died of meningitis after getting sick only after the first day of school.

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