• Vaccination Critical

    World Meningitis Day is celebrated on April 24. The Philippine Foundation for Vaccination (PFV) Executive Director Lulu Bravo spoke about preventing potentially fatal meningococcal disease through vaccination. She also stressed the importance of educating the public to prevent the spread of meningococcemia, as well as to allay the fears of the public so not to […]

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  • Phillippine Cases

    Two toddlers, both girls were brought to Rogaciano M. Mercado Memorial Hospital (RMMMH) showing meningococcemia symptoms then transferred to San Lazaro Hospital in Manila where they died. Meningococcemia (blood infection) and meningitis are common types of meningococcal diseases caused by the Neisseria Meningitidis bacteria that could kill the affected within hours. Some of the symptoms […]

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  • Philippines Struck

    The Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas confirmed six cases of meningococcemia in the region this year and claimed the lives of three children ages 11 months to 11 years old.

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  • Rational Reaction

    Over a decade ago, from October 2004 to January 2005, Baguio City General Hospital and Medical Center reported an almost-daily admittance of patients afflicted with meningococcemia-like symptoms.

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