• 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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  • 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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  • Syracuse Case

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

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  • Several Strains

    This is the sixth confirmed case of meningococcal disease in Tasmania this year.

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  • Time is of the Essence

    South Australian mother Tiffany Henderson knows all too well how quickly meningococcal disease can become life-threatening.

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  • Keep Fighting

    Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) joined the families to meet with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hunt, where the devastating impact of meningitis and sepsis were discussed.

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  • Better Outcomes

    Scientists from Institut Necker-Enfants-Malades (INSERM/CNRS unit at the University Paris Descartes), discovered a molecule called ADAM10 becomes active and prevents our body’s natural ability to stop uncontrollable blood clotting in meningococcal disease.

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  • Vaccinate Please!

    Purdue University and Indiana University announced starting in the fall semester, incoming students will be required to receive the meningitis B vaccine.

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  • National Drive

    The first batch of Meningococcal C Vaccine arrives in Fiji so children from the ages of one to 19 years can have access to the vaccines.

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  • Fijian Outbreak

    The Ministry of Health and Medical Services reported that up to 105 people had contracted meningococcal disease since 2016 and 14.4 per cent of them died as a result. “These conditions are very serious and can be deadly, but can be treated if detected early,” a government statement said, “ still up to half of […]

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