• Side Effects

    Lesley Hart wakes up every day thankful to still be alive after contracting bacterial meningitis. She looks fine on the outside but after nine years, she is still suffering from ill effects of meningitis. She can’t hear as well as she used to, has constant ringing in her ears, has to use crutches to help […]

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  • Must Know

    Meningitis B is a swift-killing illness, was the strain behind all college meningococcal disease outbreaks over the past eight years. Sarah Mbaeyi, a pediatrician who studies meningococcal disease for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, “There are about 20 cases of meningitis B among college students annually (134 total cases in 2017). About […]

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  • Davao hit

    Davao City has recorded its first case of meningococcemia, a four-year-old boy died six hours later after being brought to the Brokenshire Hospital Integrated Health Ministries, Inc. Department of Health (DOH)-Davao regional director Annabelle Yumang said the city had 13 suspected cases of meningococcemia this year, three of them died. Dr. Allyne Aguelo, a pediatric […]

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  • Too fast

    Meningitis can kill in hours! Meningitis can easily be mistaken for the flu with initial symptoms such as a headache, fever, and stiff neck. Making it all the harder to diagnose and delaying treatment. It is very important that everyone, especially parents of young children, learns the hallmark symptoms of the disease and can therefore […]

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  • Scheduled Vaccinations

    The bacterium that causes meningococcal disease, Neisseria Meningitidis, has 5 serogroups, A, B, C, W, and Y. There 2 types of vaccinations: one that covers ACWY conjugate vaccines (Menactra and Menveo) and serogroup B (recombinant) vaccines (Bexsero and Trumenba). Consult with your medical provider when you should get your children or yourself immunized. Read full […]

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  • Prevention First

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!  This is a saying that has existed for centuries. August is National Immunization Awareness Month,  a reminder that people of all ages require timely vaccinations to protect their health. Southwest Georgia Health District Immunization Coordinator Nikki Wilson said. “Vaccines are our best defense against vaccine-preventable […]

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  • CSF leakage

    A study about bacterial meningitis in patients with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage was published in Clinical Infectious Diseases A nationwide, observational, cohort study in The Netherlands, called the MeninGene Study, prospectively included 2022 episodes of community-acquired bacterial meningitis over a 12-year period Study authors concluded that, “CSF leakage should be suspected in patients with bacterial […]

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  • Protection is better than cure

    Meningococcal meningitis is caused by the Neisseria Meningitidis bacteria, a life-threatening disease potentially kill a healthy kid or adult inside 24 hours after the first symptom shows up. It is often misinterpreted with other common viral diseases. This bacterial disease spreads whenever an infected person sneezes or coughs, sharing your eating utensils or cigarettes & […]

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  • Vaccination Requirement

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) proposed changes to the vaccine requirement regulations earlier this year and will go into effect on Aug. 2. Students entering seventh grade for the 2019-2020 school year will now need one dose of the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine, as will students entering 11th grade if not vaccinated prior […]

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  • Approval Delay

    Last year, there were 281 cases of meningococcal disease in Australia. The deadly B strain was a factor in 119 cases, the W strain in 100, and the Y strain in 45. Despite the B strain being the most fatal, South Australia is the only state where it is provided free of charge. In New […]

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