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2012-12-05 08:27:40

Meningitis Angels is Accepting Photos through December 14 for a Chance to Win an iPad HOUSTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meningitis Angels announced today the "I Took the Shot" contest encouraging children between the ages of 10 and 18 to protect themselves against bacterial meningitis. By sending a photo of themselves getting vaccinated against this deadly disease, contestants are eligible to win an iPad, digital camera or $100 gift card. "With the national attention...

Ameridose Issues Recall On Drugs Due To Meningitis Investigation
2012-11-01 17:44:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ameridose, a sister company to the US compounding facility responsible for a fungal meningitis outbreak that has now killed 28 people in 19 states, announced Wednesday it is invoking a voluntary recall of its products in cooperation with regulators. While the move could potentially ease the mind of many worried their steroidal injections could be contaminated, it is also contributing to a shortfall in the availability of certain...

2012-10-16 15:23:28

15 deaths among more than 200 cases nationwide in tainted steroid injection outbreak BRIDGETON, N.J., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two New Jersey residents who received steroid injections to relieve chronic pain are asserting in separate Complaints filed today that a Massachusetts-based pharmacy is responsible for exposing them to potentially deadly fungal meningitis. The Federal government is reporting 15 deaths to date among the approximately 14,000 patients in 23 states,...

2012-08-22 02:24:24

CHARLESTON, W.V., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The West Virginia Association of School Nurses (WVASN) has joined more than 30 state and national health organizations across the country in support of the Voices of Meningitis "Boost Our Rates!" initiative, to help educate parents about the importance of meningococcal vaccination for their preteens and teens. Since January 2012, 839 adolescents have been vaccinated against meningococcal infection at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department....

2012-05-24 21:24:38

Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the meninges, the protective membrane that covers the spinal cord and brain. Children, elderly patients and immunocompromized patients are at a higher risk for the development of severe bacterial meningitis. Recently, researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia sought to identify new vaccine targets in Streptococcus pneumoniae, which is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in the world. Led by Dr. Abiodun Ogunniyi, the research team...

2011-06-18 23:01:00

HOUSTON, June 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Father's Day is a special day for Angels Dads on Meningitis (ADOM). Angel dads from across the country came together in Denver, Colorado to launch a national campaign on meningitis awareness. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110619/DC22374 ) Meningitis Angels (MA) was founded in memory of Ryan Milley who became ill on Father's Day 1998 and died the next morning. Bob Milley said, "Ryan was our only child, he should not have...

2011-04-17 23:00:00

PERTH, Australia, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Of all infectious diseases, perhaps none grips parents with greater fear than meningitis, with its sudden onset, flu-like symptoms and potentially deadly nature. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/cmo/49557/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/MM82275LOGO) World Meningitis Day, on Sunday 24 April, is dedicated to raising disease awareness, underscoring...

2011-03-20 00:01:44

Sierra's Race Against Meningitis, the annual 5K race founded by the Krizman family & close friends, is scheduled for April 30th and is aiming to put a stop to the deadly disease that took the life of 20-year old, Sierra Marie Krizman. Loveland, CO (PRWEB) March 19, 2011 4 years ago this April, meningitis struck the Northern Colorado community when Sierra Krizman became ill with what she and her family thought was the flu. On April 10, 2007, the Krizman family's worst nightmare came...

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2010-10-28 05:56:59

A federal advisory panel is recommending that teens get a booster dose of the vaccine for bacterial meningitis because a single dose does not work for as long as originally expected. The vaccine was initially given to high school and college students because the disease is more dangerous for adolescents and young adults and can easily be spread in crowded areas, like dorm rooms. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said three years ago that the vaccine should be given to...

2010-10-01 09:33:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- IV treatment for patients with bacterial meningitis may decrease a person's risk of dying, a new study says. Bacterial Meningitis is a condition that causes membranes in the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed. It can be deadly, or result in hearing loss, brain damage and learning disabilities. It's estimated that more than 30 percent of people die from it each year. But now researchers are evaluating an IV treatment that may help patients with meningitis fight...