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2014-04-24 12:28:43

-- Global release of photo e-book on World Meningitis Day in Toronto -- World-wide campaign raises awareness of meningococcal disease TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - To mark World Meningitis Day, world-renowned photographer and children's advocate Anne Geddes today released her latest photo book - Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease in Toronto. Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease is a collection of inspirational images of 15...

2014-04-24 08:29:16

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned photographer and global advocate for children, Anne Geddes, announces the release of her new book, Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease, in honor of the 6th annual World Meningitis Day. The book celebrates young, resilient survivors of meningococcal disease--a sudden, aggressive and life-threatening disease--through thought-provoking and moving photographs captured by Ms. Geddes. The full collection of...

2014-04-23 08:29:49

Signs and Prevention of Meningitis that Every College-Bound Student Should Know TOPEKA, Kan., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spring of 2004, Andy Marso was preparing to graduate from the University of Kansas with a journalism degree. One night he went to bed early with flu-like symptoms. The next morning he could not walk and there was a strange purple rash on his arms. By that night he was in intensive care, flown by helicopter to the university's medical center in septic...

2014-02-26 08:28:23

DORVAL QC, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Novartis announced today that Bexsero(®) (Multicomponent Meningococcal B Vaccine [recombinant, adsorbed]) is now available to doctors and pharmacists across Canada. The vaccine is approved for use in individuals from two months through 17 years of age in Canada. Infants, toddlers and adolescents are at the greatest risk of meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) infection.(1) Bexsero(®) is the first broad-coverage vaccine to help protect against MenB...

2014-02-24 08:28:29

- FDA granted special use of Bexsero for nearly 20,000 UCSB students and staff in response to outbreak; the vaccine is licensed in Europe, Australia and Canada CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that its meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) vaccine, Bexsero(®) (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine [rDNA, component, adsorbed]), will be used as part of a vaccination program at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) that began today and will end on March 7....

2014-02-19 12:48:09

A second study by World Health Organization suggests keeping vaccines at ambient temperatures during campaigns could cut storage and transportation costs in half The first mass vaccination campaign conducted in Africa with a vaccine that does not require constant refrigeration succeeded in providing complete coverage while ensuring the vaccine stayed viable even in ambient temperatures up to 39°C (102.2°F), according to a study published online today in the journal Vaccine. Conducted...

US Economic Impact Of West Nile Virus Nears $800M: CDC Report
2014-02-11 07:26:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A mosquito-borne disease that has been plaguing the US since it was first detected in New York in 1999, has left a greater economic dent than had previously been estimated, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH), the CDC report has found that since West Nile virus (WNV) was first detected in the US, it has cost the...

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),...

2014-01-11 23:02:38

In response to an article published by Healio Pediatrics, Dr. Michael Gabriel discusses the studies found on children in day care centers and their pneumococcal carriage. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel, of Gabriel Pediatrics, responds to an article published by Healio Pediatrics on December 23, which reports that being a pneumococcal carrier changes throughout age, but can still be a problem within places like day cares. According to the Healio Pediatrics article...

2014-01-10 23:01:56

Elizabeth Kaveny, name partner in noted Chicago personal injury law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK) discusses the sequence of events surrounding 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak traced to New England Compounding Center (NECC) and its effect on her clients. She urges other victims to file for compensation from the $100 million victim and creditor fund established by NECC’s insurers and its bankruptcy trustee. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Elizabeth (Beth) Kaveny, name...


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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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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