• Bad Trip

    Patryk Jarczak, 18, fell ill just a day after arriving in the Emirates on a week-long trip with his parents and eight-year-old brother from Poland. Patrick must have contracted the illness before leaving home because the incubation period for meningococcal meningitis is usually around four days.  After spending a morning at the beach, he initially […]

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  • Facts Please

    Bacterial meningitis also be called meningococcal meningitis is caused  by Neisseria meningitidis. There are different groups of N. meningitidis, and group B or MenB is the most common. Meningitis B infection can be spread by prolonged, close contact with an infected person and sharing saliva such as kissing, coughing, sneezing or sharing food, lipstick or […]

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  • Irish Outbreak

    Siobhan Holohan, the chief executive of ACT for Meningitis based in Galway, lost her four-year-old daughter, Aoibhe, to meningococcal meningitis in 2008. ACT was set up by Siobhan and Noel Carroll in 2011 because they felt there was an urgent need for greater awareness about the disease as well as provide support for those affected. […]

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  • Sneaky Killer

    An 18-year-old who was mistakenly reported to have died from a drug overdose in fact died from meningococcal meningitis. DOCTORS may be missing the symptoms of a deadly strain of meningitis in young people. A letter from public health experts has warned that teenagers who have the disease could be mistaken for being drunk or […]

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  • Booster Vaccination

    A recent study following a meningitis vaccination campaign in Burkina Faso, Africa investigated when a booster vaccination might be necessary.

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  • Penn State University

    A confirmed case of meningococcal meningitis at University Park has been treated for the infection and is currently recovering at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

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  • Be Proactive

    The National Meningitis Association (NMA) in collaboration with the vaccines division of Sanofi Pasteur announced the launch of a new educational initiative about CDC’s recommended second dose of the meningococcal meningitis vaccine (MenACWY) for adolescents at age 16.

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  • Happens Anywhere

    A San Diego State University student contracted meningococcal meningitis and is being treated at a local hospital.

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  • Dangerous Waters

    Nine-year-old Brogan-Lei Partridge has lost both her feet after a severe bout of mystery meningitis contracted from SWIMMING in the ocean.

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  • Staying Current

    Children & young adults heading off to school need certain vaccinations before attending.

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