• Science Says

    Meningitis B is a type of meningococcal disease caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitides. It is a serious infection that affects the lining of your brain and spinal cord. It can also spread quickly and even be fatal within 24 to 48 hours after symptoms begin. The best way to eliminate your risk of contracting N. meningitidis is […]

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  • Don’t Procrastinate

    Invercargill man Michael Moncur, then18-year-old in 2018, contracted meningococcal B. He was one of three students to fall ill with meningitis and doctors gave him a 10% chance of survival. It was confusing and shocking to find out what had happened on waking up after three days in a coma. He is now focused on […]

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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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  • Too fast

    Meningitis can kill in hours! Meningitis can easily be mistaken for the flu with initial symptoms such as a headache, fever, and stiff neck. Making it all the harder to diagnose and delaying treatment. It is very important that everyone, especially parents of young children, learns the hallmark symptoms of the disease and can therefore […]

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  • Bad Advice

    Greg, a father who lost his baby son to deadly meningococcal meningitis  blasted boxer Anthony Mundine’s anti-vaccination comments. “Mundine wrote on Facebook and Twitter: “Don’t vaccine your kids period! The government bully you into vaccine (SIC) Do your research on the s*** & watched the documentary vaxxed.” Greg said, “My wife’s a nurse and my […]

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  • Start Early

    Alex Dempsey and Gabriel Schultz parents to Killy, their 4-month-old son died from bacterial meningitis only 24 hours after showing symptoms.

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  • Be Proactive

    Young adults are at higher risk for meningococcal meningitis, which can turn fatal quickly.

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  • Nurses Speak

    Bryan County Health Department officials are encouraging soon-to-be high school graduates to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease.

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  • Closeness can be fatal!

    The obvious is that we all come in contact with other people.

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