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2013-11-27 15:17:09

In a study of adults with severe bacterial meningitis, therapeutic hypothermia (reduction of body temperature) did not improve outcomes, and it may even have been harmful, according to a study appearing in the November 27 issue of JAMA. Among adults with bacterial meningitis, the case fatality rate and frequency of neurologic complications are high, especially among patients with pneumococcal meningitis. In animal models of meningitis, moderate hypothermia has shown favorable effects,...

Ivy League School Confirms Eighth Case Of Bacterial Meningitis
2013-11-24 05:09:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An eighth Princeton University student has contracted meningitis as part of an outbreak that dates back to last March, officials from the New Jersey-based Ivy League school confirmed on Friday. According to a report by JoNel Aleccia of NBC News, the victim is an unidentified female who first experienced symptoms on Wednesday and was hospitalized after being examined at the campus student health center. “Health officials are...

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...

2013-10-25 10:30:00

A year ago this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention activated its Emergency Operations Center as part of the response to the tragic outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to three contaminated lots of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC). As of October 23, 2013, there have been 751 cases of fungal meningitis and other infections associated with this outbreak; 64 of these patients have died. Since July 2013,...

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...

2013-09-24 13:21:31

Clinical trial A study of 4CMenB, a new vaccine to protect against meningitis B bacteria (which can cause potentially fatal bacterial meningitis in children), shows that waning immunity induced by infant vaccination can be overcome by a booster dose at 40 months of age, according to a clinical trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The 4CMenB vaccine, an important breakthrough in the fight against childhood meningitis, was recently licensed in Europe and is...

2013-09-23 23:22:10

Research Report on China's Haemophilus Influenza B (HIB) Vaccine Industry, 2013-2017 says HIB vaccines have extremely huge development space in China and predicts that HIB vaccines are likely to become Vaccine I in the coming years. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 At present, there is still no national statistical data on HIB diseases in China. According to a large scale epidemiology investigation held in Hefei, the incidence rate of HIB meningitis was 107/100,000,000 among...

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.”...


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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