• Be Careful

    Meningococcal Meningitis is contagious, but only through very close personal contact. 

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  • Meningitis can be stopped

    Tireless Frankie Milley of Meningitis Angels travels the country with the message that meningitis is a deadly disease that can be stopped if people vaccinate their children. 

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  • Healthy Haj

    Every year in Saudi Arabia, millions of people from throughout the world make a pilgrimage to the holy muslin city of Mecca. (Dr. Majid Alshamrani, ED of infection prevention and control program at the Ministry of National Guard)

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  • Meningitis B Vaccine

    There is now an effective and approved vaccination for meningitis B. 

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  • Rapid Test Results

    An international team of researchers led by Imperial College London stated that a cheap pin-prick blood test to accurately identify bacterial infections in less than one hour could be developed within five years. 

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  • Cases drastically increase

    Cases of W bacterial Meningococcal Meningitis (Men W) have increased by a factor of almost 10X in the United Kingdom in the last 5 years.

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  • NFID Alert

    The National Foundation for Infectious Disease (NFID) is urging everyone to learn more about Meningococcal Disease. 

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  • Oklahoma says, Vaccinate!

    From pre-school students through college students, the state of Oklahoma wants every parent to check their children’s vaccination records. 

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  • Ohio says yes

    Lawmakers in the state of Ohio have mandated that students entering the 7th and 12th grades will be vaccinated against meningitis. Ohio is following a growing group of states that are requiring that preteen and teenage students need to be vaccinated before they can attend school.  Meningitis is a disease that can become very serious […]

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  • Required immunization

    At last, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is finally requiring meningitis vaccinations for all students entering 8th and 12th grades prior to admission in the 2016-17 school year. As Clinic Nurse Supervisor, Connie Werner from the City of St. Joseph Health Department states, “vaccines are so important because diseases that used to kill us […]

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