• Prevention Lags

    The Lancet Neurology published a new analysis showing that meningitis deaths reduced by just 21% and progress lags substantially behind that of other vaccine-preventable diseases.

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  • MenW Strikes

    Twelve cases of a deadly infectious meningococcal disease have been reported in the Bay of Plenty this year.

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  • Get Vaccinated

    Aleisha Derham would have been celebrating her 25th birthday this week but instead her family is mourning her death.

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  • Lost Time

    Gravatt, a 22-year-old medical student, died at Auckland City Hospital nine years ago but was reopened after his parents received an anonymous letter alleging deficiencies in his care.

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  • Camper Dies

    The 16 year old teenager, a senior student from Kerikeru HS, was at a St John youth camp on Motutapu Island when he was airlifted to hospital and died of meningococcal disease.

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  • Men C Vaccine

    Fijian health authorities confirmed that there were 58 reported cases of meningococcal from Jan. 1 to April 22 this year.

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  • Booster Vaccination

    A recent study following a meningitis vaccination campaign in Burkina Faso, Africa investigated when a booster vaccination might be necessary.

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  • Syracuse Case

    The Syracuse University student has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home.

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  • Life Cut Short

    Alfie, 4 year old boy died of meningitis after getting sick only after the first day of school.

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  • Penn State University

    A confirmed case of meningococcal meningitis at University Park has been treated for the infection and is currently recovering at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

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