• Important Truths

    Learn more about meningitis by joining the Sunday Times Connect webinar with Sanofi  on  Wednesday, April 21. World Meningitis Day is April 24 & the theme this year is “Take Action”. Dr. Soofie, medical head at Sanofi Pasteur Vaccines said, “The pandemic has resulted in people missing their immunizations and the number of (IMD) invasive […]

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  • Meningitis Cases

    A 29-year-old Adelaide man died from an invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) making the South Australian Health authorities issue an alert. The strain that affected the man was serotype W is one of the more predominant strains in Australia. About 5 to 10 percent of meningococcal disease cases are fatal. It can affect all age groups […]

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  • Courage Wins

    Louise Duncan was only 17-year-old when she mentioned to a friend about  her shoulder being sore and stiff. They attributed the symptoms from being a horse enthusiast’s riding lessons that day. Things spiraled downwards from a meningococcal meningitis diagnosis to induced coma, to having seizures & strokes. She recalls, “The doctors told Mum and Dad […]

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  • Horrible Consequences

    Sophia Wyatt, 44, lost both her legs to meningitis when she was only 16 years old. Sophia posted on the internet her hospital photos of her fingers and toes blackened with sepsis and her legs turning dark purple before they were amputated in January 1993. Her post said, “I don’t like to be reminded of […]

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  • Vaccines Protect

    A new published study by the University of Bristol in collaboration with researchers in Portugal, showed the effectiveness of 4CMenB vaccine for Meningococcal group B bacteria. This disease is the leading cause of infectious killer for babies & young children in the UK. The vaccine provided people with a 79% effective protection from the disease. […]

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  • Staying Safe

    Vaccines and vaccinations have protected people from many deadly diseases since small pox vaccine was first identified.  Since then billions of people have been protected from many deadly diseases throughout the world.  Strangely though, many people are reluctant to being vaccinated. Whether it’s fear of needles or concerns that some vaccines may have side effects, […]

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  • Vaccinate First

    Roswell Independent School District superintendent stated, “More than 100 students are at risk of being dropped from classes if they do not receive required immunizations by the end of the year”. The state of New Mexico requires all children in daycare and schools to have certain immunizations completed and those in sixth and seventh grades […]

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  • Molecular Vulnerability

    There has always been a question why some people are more susceptible to meningitis than other people.  Research in Sweden has shown that the people who die from meningitis or have severe disabilities probably have been infected with a mutated strain of the disease.  It further established that some people’s immune systems have a hidden […]

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  • Poverty connection

    In New Zealand, the five main types of meningococcal disease are A, B, C, Y and W. About half of the cases is caused by Type B — the one most people have heard of which usually affects infants, young children and adolescents. The rates are higher among Maori and Pasifika communities and with infants […]

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  • MenQuadfi Vaccine

    The European Commission (EC) has approved MenQuadfi  immunization of individuals from the age of 12 months and older against invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria Meningitidis serogroups A, C, W and Y. Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) epidemiology has been a challenge because it is highly unpredictable and varies widely with different countries leaving room for […]

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