• Meningitis B Facts

    Neisseria meningitidis is the causative organism of bacterial meningitis. The serogroups A,B,C,Y and W are all equally dangerous. There have been outbreaks of meningococcal disease caused by the serogroup B infection in places like colleges or military barracks. People coming from different places and are crammed together in close quarters. Learn the symptoms to watch out […]

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  • Antibiotic Resistant

    Neisseria meningitidis isolates in the United States have been historically susceptible to penicillin and ciprofloxacin. These two antibiotics have been used for treatment in people with confirmed meningococcal infections and for prophylaxis in those with close contact with infected patients. Quick treatment with antibiotics is considered essential, as the disease can cause death within hours. In January, […]

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  • Protection is better than cure

    Meningococcal meningitis is caused by the Neisseria Meningitidis bacteria, a life-threatening disease potentially kill a healthy kid or adult inside 24 hours after the first symptom shows up. It is often misinterpreted with other common viral diseases. This bacterial disease spreads whenever an infected person sneezes or coughs, sharing your eating utensils or cigarettes & […]

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  • Emerging Strains

    A study, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, by researchers from Leicester, the University of Nottingham and Public Health England collaborate to explore the reasons behind 2013’s rapid expansion in MenW ST11, a specific strain of Neisseria Meningitidis. “Since 2009 there has been a significant increase in the number of young adults carrying MenW […]

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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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  • Syracuse Case

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

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