• Continental Contagion

    It’s a new year and more outbreaks of meningitis are occurring in the area of sub-Sharan Africa. This area of the world has a particularly frequency of meningitis cases every year.  The outbreaks happen so often that this region has the dubious distinction of being known as the “meningitis belt”.  Every year, thousands of sub-Saharan […]

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  • Vaccinate to be safe

    Angie Randles’ son, Austin Fritz, was only 16 years old & a sophomore @ High Plains Community Schools when he died. Though the cause of death was acute purulent meningitis with streptococcus pneumonia, be cognizant of flu-like symptom. Meningitis can be a “great pretender” and often mimics flu like symptoms but it “can rapidly progress […]

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  • Way to go, Jamie!

    Jamie Schanbaum is an amazing young woman who took a very bad situation and used it to help other young people such as herself. Jamie’s dedication to educate and promote vaccinations that can protect other young people against meningitis is inspiring.  After contracting meningitis in 2008, Jamie has gone forward with her life despite the […]

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  • Quick & Deadly

    Every year, on April 24th there is an important day that we need to be know about in order to protect our health.  It is “World Meningitis Day”. It is a day to increase awareness of a truly scary and devastating disease.  If meningitis doesn’t take your life it can leave you with permanent disabilities […]

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