• Knowledge Matters

    According to a new research from GSK’s Tackle Meningitis campaign, in partnership with former England Rugby player, Matt Dawson, and backed by UK charities Meningitis Research Foundation and Meningitis Now, only one in ten parents and young people aged 14-18 are aware that teenagers are among the most at-risk for contracting meningitis.

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  • Lucky Escape

    Matt Collino, then 19, was in his second month during his first year at university when he fell ill.

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  • Protecting Babies

    This is the first combination vaccine for meningococcal A, C, W and Y, to receive TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administrations) approval in Australia for use in babies aged two months or older.

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  • Misdiagnosis

    Layla-Rose Ermenekli was rushed to A&E at the Royal Oldham Hospital by her mother Kirsty with a high temperature, headache and stomach ache. 

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  • Minutes Count

    Standard meningitis tests can take up to 48 hours for results to come back but a new diagnostic tool can provide meningococcal meningitis results within an hour.

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  • Tragic Story

    This letter sent by Rose A. Kwett, founder of MAK – Meningitis Awareness Key to prevention raising awareness about meningococcal meningitis.

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  • Campus Health

    There are about 1,000 to 2,000 thousand cases of meningococcal disease are reported per year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  • Vaccinate!

    High school seniors in the School District of Philadelphia must get an additional dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine.

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  • Protection First

    Montgomery County, Maryland is requiring students entering seventh grade to get MCV4 (meningococcal meningitis) & other vaccines.

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  • Nose Guard

    Prof Robert Read, director of the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre in England, and his team created a nose drop containing a type of “friendly” bacteria which could help prevent meningitis and other infections.

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