• Meningitis Drill

    The meningitis drill event, which involves some 350 volunteers and emergency response partners includes a presentation by former Springfield resident and Paralympic Game gold medalist Nicholas Springer who contracted meningococcal meningitis at summer camp. He spent two months in a coma and became a quadruple amputee.

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  • Meningitis Hot Spot

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports that there have been eight cases of meningococcal disease confirmed this year, including one death. Recent cases serve as reminder of the importance of preventing this serious infectious disease.

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  • State Acts Quickly

    The death toll as a result of the meningitis epidemic in Sokoto State has now risen to 21.

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  • Berkeley Warning

    With cases in previous years, the California Department of Public Health, California universities had a meningitis outbreak in November 2013, which resulted in up to four deaths. Local health officials confirmed a single case of meningococcal meningitis in a UC Berkeley student on Monday and “is recovering well”.

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  • Doctor Dies

    Dr John Spalding, 55, a practising GP for 27 years, woke up with a cold at 3am on December 23, 2014, after wrapping with presents with his wife, Di, 56, the evening before – ten hours later, he had died from an aggressive strain of meningococcal meningitis (menW) and septicaemia.

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  • New Zealand case

    A New Zealand teenager from Wairarapa College on the North Island escaped death without serious complications from meningitis earlier this month. 

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  • West Africa hit!

    The meningitis belt of West Africa has been hit again with an outbreak of this deadly disease.

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  • Santa Barbara hit again

    This year a Santa Barbara City College student has been hospitalized with Type B meningococcal meningitis. 

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  • Teacher Dies

    Montara Elementary School teacher from South Gate, CA dies from meningitis. 

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  • Vaccination Battle

    The state of New South Wales, Australia announced plans to provide free vaccinations to all 11th and 12th grade students. 

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