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.
Twelve cases of a deadly infectious meningococcal disease have been reported in the Bay of Plenty this year.
Aleisha Derham would have been celebrating her 25th birthday this week but instead her family is mourning her death.
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.
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.
Fijian health authorities confirmed that there were 58 reported cases of meningococcal from Jan. 1 to April 22 this year.
A recent study following a meningitis vaccination campaign in Burkina Faso, Africa investigated when a booster vaccination might be necessary.
The Syracuse University student has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home.
Alfie, 4 year old boy died of meningitis after getting sick only after the first day of school.
A confirmed case of meningococcal meningitis at University Park has been treated for the infection and is currently recovering at Mount Nittany Medical Center.