• Close Contacts

    The Ministry of Public Health are working on a strong prophylaxis operation to avoid and even detect possible infections. A 14-year-old boy was diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis…


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  • Program Re-start

    Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Region of Waterloo Public Health is resuming the school vaccine program. Kristy Wright, manager of the Vaccine Preventable…


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  • Basic Meningitis Information

    Meningitis can be commonly caused by either viruses or bacteria but can also be caused by other means. People can protect themselves by keeping…


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  • Vaccination Mandates

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices currently recommends routine vaccination against 16 diseases from birth through age 18.


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  • Urgent Appeal

    The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners launched the first ever global strategy to defeat meningitis by 2030. Bacterial meningitis is a debilitating disease that kills hundreds…


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  • Meningitis Belt

    The sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of meningococcal disease in the world making it the “meningitis belt”, as the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a meningitis outbreak…


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  • Another Chance

    Pitt County Health Department, North Carolina is offering immunization appointments for middle school and high school students or risk being expelled from class. The…


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  • High Mortality

    The Tshopo Provincial Health Division, in north central Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak following reports of 261 suspected cases and 129 deaths due…


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  • Big Question

    GSK launches its public health campaign, “Ask2BSure,” to educate & empower parents to talk with their child’s doctor to be sure if they have received meningitis B…


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  • Science Says

    Meningitis B is a type of meningococcal disease caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitides. It is a serious infection that affects the lining of…


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