• Courageous Paralympian

    Théo Curin races in the Men’s 200m Freestyle S5 Final on Day Two of the London 2019 World Para-swimming Championships where he claimed a bronze medal. His immediate focus now is on qualifying for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. Theo contracted meningococcal meningitis at age six. To save his life, doctors had to amputate the […]

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  • Ontario Death

    A young adult in Waterloo region recently died after contracting meningococcal meningitis. People who are at a higher risk include household contacts, intimate partners, and those who shared cigarettes, vapes, food and drink or anything that has been in other people’s mouth. The disease is contagious though not an airborne disease, meaning it is not […]

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  • World Meningitis Day

    Siân Liddle from Bingham, is sharing her story to help raise awareness of World Meningitis Day (April 24), which focuses on ‘Life After Meningitis’ and to support her charity Meningitis Now.  Siân fell ill with meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia in 1995 when she was only two years old. Initially a viral infection was diagnosed and […]

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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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  • Spokane Case

    A case of meningococcal meningitis is being investigated by the Spokane County health officials in Sacajawea Middle School involving a female student. Dr. Bob Lutz, SRHD health officer said, “We make sure they are up to date on their vaccinations and if close contact occurred—where saliva droplets may have been shared—we recommend these individuals look for […]

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  • Louisville Blues

    An undergraduate student of the University of Louisville (UofL) has been diagnosed and hospitalized with meningococcal meningitis. The student is in good condition, resides in a UofL residential hall with a roommate who has not shown symptoms of the disease and is being treated prophylactically. Bacterial meningitis is best prevented by these two vaccines. Both […]

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  • 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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