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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.”...

2013-09-13 08:19:19

No cases of serogroup A meningococcal meningitis following vaccination of almost 2 million people; incidence of all cases of meningitis reduced by 94 percent Evaluation of the effectiveness of a mass vaccination campaign with a new meningitis serogroup A vaccine, PsA-TT, in sub-Saharan Africa found that it had a dramatic impact on cases of serogroup meningitis and on carriage of the disease-causing bacteria in the throat, according to new research published in The Lancet. Authors from...

Unraveling The Largest Fungal Infection Outbreak Associated With Contaminated Steroid Injections
2013-06-26 13:06:04

Elsevier Health Sciences Findings suggest black mold targeting the base of the brain, reports The American Journal of Pathology Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describe pathologic findings from 40 case reports of fungal infection in patients who had been given contaminated epidural, paraspinal, or intra-articular (into joints) steroid injections and correlate these findings with clinical and laboratory data. The report, published in the September...

2013-06-19 14:01:20

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the site of injection of a contaminated lot of a steroid drug to treat symptoms such as back pain resulted in earlier identification of patients with probable or confirmed fungal spinal or paraspinal infection, allowing early initiation of medical and surgical treatment, according to a study in the June 19 issue of JAMA. "Fungal contamination of methylprednisolone [a steroid] prepared by a compounding pharmacy resulted in an unprecedented multistate...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.