Latest bacterial meningitis Stories

2009-05-11 07:30:00

Mothers of Children Personally Affected By Meningococcal Meningitis Reach Out to Other Families at www.nmaus.org/panel MARIETTA, Ga., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Lori Buher and Marybeth Leeber each watched her child ravaged by meningococcal disease (also known as bacterial meningitis) -- enduring comas, painful skin grafts, organ transplants and multiple limb amputations.

2009-02-19 09:16:25

The way in which bacteria that cause bacterial meningitis mimic human cells to evade the body's innate immune system has been revealed by researchers at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London.

2009-01-07 09:40:57

Largest review to date questions current recommendationsWhen babies develop a fever high enough or abrupt enough to cause a seizure, frightened parents often rush them to the emergency room, where their workup frequently includes a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to rule out bacterial meningitis. Now, in the largest study to date, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston find that this uncomfortable procedure is probably not necessary in well-appearing children who have had a simple febrile...

2008-12-23 08:54:28

Scientists use live animal imaging to study chronic Listeria infection harbored in bone marrow

2008-05-06 09:01:22

New Phase III data for Menveo(R) (MenACWY-CRM) show that the vaccine produced a greater immune response against meningococcal serogroups A, C, W-135 and Y in adolescents 11-18 years of age compared to Menactra(R).

2008-04-08 16:55:00

In a sad story of the best of intentions turned to tragedy, four organ recipients have been diagnosed with cancer as a result of organs they received from a 15-year-old donor who unknowingly had a rare form of the disease.

2005-11-16 14:25:00

University of Sydney researchers at Westmead Millennium Institute develop an accurate and rapid method of diagnosing bacterial meningitis.

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