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2014-09-18 16:24:17

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About Pneumococcal Disease and Its PreventionPneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumonia), a pathogenic bacterium, is the leading cause of serious illness across the globe. It is the main cause of pneumonia, sinusitis, blood infections, meningitis, and middle ear infections (otitis media). Pneumococcal disease affects children and the elderly, and it is one of the leading infectious diseases worldwide. It kills almost 1.6 million people (including more...

2014-09-08 16:25:02

Approval aligns with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for meningococcal vaccination SWIFTWATER, Pa., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved use of Menactra(®) [Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine] for booster vaccination against meningococcal...

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2014-09-08 06:22:19

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than 1,000 US children have been hospitalized due to a mysterious respiratory illness believed to be caused by a pathogen related to the one that causes the common cold, and 10 states have contacted the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for help in the matter, various media outlets have reported. According to Gillian Mohney and Dean Schabner of ABC News, the disease has not yet been identified, but health...

New Vaccines Can Prevent Spread Of Meningitis By Nearly 40 Percent
2014-08-21 03:11:46

University of Southampton Investigators at the University of Southampton have discovered that two new vaccines can prevent the transmission of meningitis bacteria from person to person. The vaccines do this by reducing 'carriage' of the responsible bacteria in the nose and throats of the population. Meningitis is a devastating condition and the Southampton team believe this discovery will change the way new vaccines are made in the future. Robert Read, Professor of Infectious...

2014-06-17 08:29:10

Submission follows receipt of Breakthrough Therapy designation in April 2014, highlighting unmet need for a licensed vaccine for serogroup B in the US(1) BASEL, Switzerland, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today the submission of a Biologic License Application (BLA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing approval for the use of Bexsero(®) (Multicomponent Meningococcal Group B Vaccine [recombinant, adsorbed]) to help protect against invasive meningococcal...

2014-06-16 23:03:25

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Meningococcal Vaccines Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/meningococcal-vaccines-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research "Meningococcal Vaccines Market (Polysaccharide, Conjugate, and Combination Vaccines,...

2014-06-05 13:19:17

University of California - San Francisco UCSF genome experts show value of 'next-generation sequencing' in diagnosing infection A 14-year-old boy's turnaround and quick recovery after mysteriously being stricken by brain-inflaming encephalitis -- which led to him being hospitalized for six weeks and put into a medically induced coma after falling critically ill -- shows that the newest generation of DNA analysis tools can be harnessed to reveal the cause of a life-threatening infection...

2014-05-22 23:04:01

Report Identifies Challenges and Includes Recommendations for Management of Future Meningococcal Disease Outbreaks Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 An expert panel assembled by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) examined recent meningococcal disease outbreaks on multiple college campuses in the United States and concluded that despite its rarity, the severe nature of meningococcal disease makes advance planning essential. These outbreaks were particularly...

2014-05-19 08:28:56

DUBLIN, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rd8s6p/meningococcal) has announced the addition of the "Global Meningococcal Vaccines Market - Forecasts to 2019: Sanofi, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Serum Institute of India, JN-International, Nuron, Baxter and Biomed" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Meningococcal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis is a life...

2014-05-12 23:01:13

A just-filed bankruptcy settlement will allow for the fund to compensate the victims of a deadly meningitis outbreak that originated with the New England Compounding Center (NECC). Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, notes that, according to a May 6, 2014 The Associated Press (AP) report, the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak sickened more than 750 people and killed...


Latest meningitis Reference Libraries

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2011-04-25 16:38:12

Neisseria meningitidis is a heterotrophic gram-negative diplococcal bacterium best known for its role in meningitis and other forms of meningococcal disease such as meningococcemia. It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality during childhood in industrialized countries and is responsible for epidemics in Africa and in Asia. In the US there are approximately 2500 to 3500 cases of N. meningitides infections. Children under 5 are at a higher risk as well as people in the sub-Saharan...

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