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2013-05-24 23:04:58

RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “EpiCast Report: Meningococcal Disease — Epidemiology Forecast to 2022” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 This report “EpiCast Report: Meningococcal Disease - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022” provides an overview of the risk factors and global trends for meningococcal disease in eight major markets (8MM) (US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Australia, and Brazil). It includes a 10-year epidemiological...

2013-05-06 20:33:51

Technology will allow better surveillance of bacterial populations, understanding of vaccine effectiveness A new study led by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK has, for the first time, used genome sequencing technology to track the changes in a bacterial population following the introduction of a vaccine. The study follows how the population of pneumococcal bacteria changed following the introduction of the 'Prevnar'...

2013-04-24 12:02:58

In a study that included nearly 3,000 adults from Denmark, a diagnosis of meningococcal, pneumococcal, or Haemophilus influenzae meningitis in childhood was associated with lower educational achievement and economic self-sufficiency in adult life, according to a study in the April 24 issue of JAMA. Bacterial meningitis may lead to brain damage due to several factors, and survivors of childhood bacterial meningitis are at particular risk of hearing loss, seizure disorders, motor deficits,...

2013-02-06 09:59:02

A pair of commentaries to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy highlight a debate within the public health community surrounding Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for treatment of exposed individuals during last year's fungal meningitis outbreak. Manuscripts of the commentaries were published ahead of print today on the journal's webpage. "I will try to offer sufficient documentation to show there are alternative...

2013-01-12 05:03:12

Number of Deaths from Fungal Meningitis Associated with Steroid Injections Produced by New England Compounding Center (NECC) Reach 40. Tennessee is Hardest-Hit State. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 Wright & Schulte LLC, a leading harmful drug side effect law firm and Ohio personal injury law firm, reports that 664 cases of fungal meningitis and other fungal infections have now been linked to tainted steroid injections produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC)....

2013-01-07 05:01:23

Tainted Steroids with Meningitis from the New England Compounding Center Blamed for 656 Cases of Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections, Including 39 Deaths. Wright & Schulte LLC Continues to Investigate Potential Fungal Meningitis Lawsuits on Behalf of Individuals Sickened by Contaminated Steroid Injections. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 06, 2013 In the wake of the multistate tainted steroid fungal meningitis outbreak, Wright & Schulte LLC, a leading harmful drug side effect law...

FDA, State Health Agencies Debate Oversight Of Drug Compounders
2012-12-20 08:55:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Looking to enact tighter governing rules on drug compounders, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) sat down for a one-day conference with health delegates from all 50 states on Wednesday. The workshop came on the heels of the national meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated injections produced by Massachusetts compounding facility NECC. State health officials who oversee drug compounders told the workshop that better...


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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