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2014-02-09 04:20:17

LONDON, February 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- INTERNATIONAL photographer and artist Anne Geddes invites us to take a fresh look at disability, with three new thought-provoking portraits of UK children who have lost limbs to meningitis. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140209/668113-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140209/668113-b ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140209/668113-c ) Amber Travers (5),...

Meningitis Outbreak At UCSB Results In Double Foot Amputation
2013-12-04 07:15:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A bacterial meningitis outbreak that has been sweeping its way across Princeton University, infecting at least eight students since earlier this year, is now on the loose at University of California Santa Barbara. UCSB authorities say a fourth student has come down with a strain of meningitis similar to the one that has been ongoing at Princeton in New Jersey. While students on the east coast have all received care and have made...

2013-11-21 12:23:58

Kansas Journalist Andy Marso Chronicles Long Road Back to Health in New Book "Worth the Pain: How Meningitis Nearly Killed Me--Then Changed My Life for the Better" COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "To protect their students and staff, colleges across the country should seek access to the vaccine being shipped to Princeton University," was meningitis B survivor Andy Marso's message to students and faculty at the University of Maryland's campus Wednesday. "In 2004 I...

2013-11-18 20:21:08

ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Princeton University announced plans for the use of Bexsero® meningococcal B vaccine in response to the meningococcal disease outbreak at the University. The National Meningitis Association (NMA) supports this collaborative public health effort that will help protect those at Princeton during this time of high-risk for the infection. Quick Facts about Meningococcal Disease and Vaccination -- Meningococcal disease, which is sometimes called...

Princeton University Students To Get Imported Meningitis Vaccine
2013-11-18 07:16:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A small, but worrisome meningitis outbreak that has affected several people at Princeton University has left school health officials looking for a vaccine that is not available in the United States. On November 10, 2013, a seventh student this year fell ill from bacterial meningitis at Princeton, according to the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDH). The meningitis has been identified as “Type B,” which is not covered by a...

2013-10-08 11:53:13

Bruno Mourvillier, M.D., of the Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, and colleagues conducted a study to examine whether treatment with hypothermia would improve the functional outcome of comatose patients with bacterial meningitis compared with standard care. Among adults with bacterial meningitis, the death rate and frequency of neurologic complications are high, indicating the need for new therapeutic approaches. Clinical trials of patients with trauma who were...

Princeton University Giving Out Plastic Cups To Help Prevent Meningitis
2013-09-22 08:24:54

[ Watch the Video: Princeton To Fight Meningitis By Handing Out Red Cups ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Following an outbreak of bacterial meningitis on campus last spring, Princeton University is distributing 5,000 plastic cups to help convince students to not share drinks with one another. According to the Associated Press (AP), the New Jersey-based institution is providing students with 5,000 red cups that contain the message “Mine. Not Yours.”...

2013-04-24 12:02:58

In a study that included nearly 3,000 adults from Denmark, a diagnosis of meningococcal, pneumococcal, or Haemophilus influenzae meningitis in childhood was associated with lower educational achievement and economic self-sufficiency in adult life, according to a study in the April 24 issue of JAMA. Bacterial meningitis may lead to brain damage due to several factors, and survivors of childhood bacterial meningitis are at particular risk of hearing loss, seizure disorders, motor deficits,...

2013-04-24 08:29:14

Canada's National Voice For Meningitis Walks The Edge of The CN Tower To Raise Awareness and Funds To Fight This Devastating Disease TORONTO, April 24, 2013 /CNW/ - The Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada (MRFC) is excited to walk the talk today in support of World Meningitis Day, a day dedicated to preventing meningitis globally by ensuring families worldwide have access to early diagnosis, preventative measures and quick treatment. As the national group for the meningitis...

2012-12-27 08:25:04

HOUSTON, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents, what are you waiting for? On January 1, 2012, the Schanbaum/Williams law required all college students under age 30 and attending class on a Texas campus, to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis prior to school entry. The intent is to protect our college students from this horrible disease. With the start of the spring semester approaching in the next few weeks, it is imperative for students to be vaccinated before registering. Anna C....