• Meningitis B

    Meningococcal disease is caused by the Neisseria Meningitidis bacteria. Meningitis B is one of the several types that can infect the meninges — the lining of the brain and spinal cord. It can also cause an infection of the blood called bacteremia, or blood poisoning. It is important to seek immediate treatment if a person is exhibiting […]

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  • 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 self-diagnose

    Ben de Souza, just eight weeks into his first year at the University of Portsmouth, had been living student life to the fullest. The night before, he’d been clubbing with friends from the university cricket club. He woke up with a pounding head, vomiting and feeling sick. He thought he had a hangover and decided […]

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  • Must Know

    Meningitis B is a swift-killing illness, was the strain behind all college meningococcal disease outbreaks over the past eight years. Sarah Mbaeyi, a pediatrician who studies meningococcal disease for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, “There are about 20 cases of meningitis B among college students annually (134 total cases in 2017). About […]

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  • Expand Recommendation

    Aracelly Bibl did everything right. She prioritized the health of her three boys and made sure they were up to date on their recommended vaccinations. Bibl’s oldest 18 year old son, Joseph Clouse, died from meningitis B. Bibl was not informed about the available vaccine for MenB. The ACIP is a group of external advisors […]

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