• Another College

    A Colgate student was diagnosed with bacterial meningococcal meningitis after being taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica.

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  • Listen

    Dan Jarvis lost the majority of his hearing at 18 months old when he contracted meningococcal meningitis Now aged 36, he is 98.5% deaf but Dan doesn’t believe deafness has to be a disadvantage in life.

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  • Don’t Forget

    Meningococcal meningitis is not the only disease that can be vaccine preventable.

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  • Good Move

    Jeri Brooks Greenwell, a parent who lost a son to meningococcal meningitis,  spoke in support of a bill that would require the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education to adopt rules to mandate that students between ages 11 and 20 receive a meningococcal meningitis vaccine that largely prevents the […]

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  • Lucky Escape

    Matt Collino, then 19, was in his second month during his first year at university when he fell ill.

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  • Misdiagnosis

    Layla-Rose Ermenekli was rushed to A&E at the Royal Oldham Hospital by her mother Kirsty with a high temperature, headache and stomach ache. 

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  • Minutes Count

    Standard meningitis tests can take up to 48 hours for results to come back but a new diagnostic tool can provide meningococcal meningitis results within an hour.

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  • Nose Guard

    Prof Robert Read, director of the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre in England, and his team created a nose drop containing a type of “friendly” bacteria which could help prevent meningitis and other infections.

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  • Deadly Sleep-Away

    Daniel Beer, 11, died of Meningococcal Meningitis while at a camp in Pennsylvania.

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  • Long Island Case

    A student who attends John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore and Nassau BOCES in Westbury had been diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis.

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