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2012-08-27 06:24:21

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The School Nurse Organization of Minnesota (SNOM) has joined 40 state and national health organizations across the country in support of the Voices of Meningitis "Boost Our Rates!" initiative, to help educate parents about the importance of meningococcal vaccination for their preteens and teens. With more than 40 percent of Minnesota teens currently unvaccinated against meningococcal infection, which can cause meningitis, SNOM is bringing "Boost Our...

2012-08-23 06:25:40

DALLAS, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas School Nurses Organization (TSNO) has joined more than 30 state and national health organizations across the country in support of the Voices of Meningitis "Boost Our Rates!" initiative, to help educate parents about the importance of meningococcal vaccination for their preteens and teens. With more than a third of Texas teens currently unvaccinated against meningococcal infection, which can cause meningitis, TSNO...

2012-08-22 02:24:24

CHARLESTON, W.V., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The West Virginia Association of School Nurses (WVASN) has joined more than 30 state and national health organizations across the country in support of the Voices of Meningitis "Boost Our Rates!" initiative, to help educate parents about the importance of meningococcal vaccination for their preteens and teens. Since January 2012, 839 adolescents have been vaccinated against meningococcal infection at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department....

2012-08-20 06:28:22

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Utah School Nurse Association (USNA) has joined more than 30 state and national health organizations across the country in support of the Voices of Meningitis "Boost Our Rates!" initiative, to help educate parents about the importance of meningococcal vaccination for their preteens and teens. With more than half of Utah teens currently unvaccinated against meningococcal infection, which can cause meningitis, USNA is bringing "Boost Our Rates!"...

2012-08-15 06:28:32

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Association of School Nurses (TASN) has joined more than 30 state and national health organizations across the country in support of the Voices of Meningitis "Boost Our Rates!" initiative, to help educate parents about the importance of meningococcal vaccination for their preteens and teens. With only 50.6 percent of Tennessee teens currently vaccinated against meningococcal infection, which can cause meningitis, the TASN is...

2012-08-09 06:26:14

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missouri Association of School Nurses (MASN) has joined more than 30 state and national health organizations across the country in support of the Voices of Meningitis "Boost Our Rates!" initiative, to help educate parents about the importance of meningococcal vaccination for their preteens and teens. With half of Missouri teens currently unvaccinated against meningococcal infection, which can cause meningitis, MASN is bringing...

2012-08-08 02:28:39

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kentucky School Nurses Association (KSNA) has joined more than 30 state and national health organizations across the country in support of the Voices of Meningitis "Boost Our Rates!" initiative, to help educate parents about the importance of meningococcal vaccination for their preteens and teens. With more than half of Kentucky teens currently unvaccinated against meningococcal infection, which can cause meningitis, the KSNA is bringing...

2012-08-08 02:28:37

ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Association of School Nurses (GASN) has joined more than 30 state and national health organizations across the country in support of the Voices of Meningitis "Boost Our Rates!" initiative, to help educate parents about the importance of meningococcal vaccination for their preteens and teens. With more than 36 percent of Georgia teens currently unvaccinated against meningococcal infection, which can cause meningitis, GASN is bringing "Boost...

2012-07-31 06:25:14

"Facing Meningitis" video features meningitis survivor, Jamie Schanbaum, and parents of Nicolis Williams HOUSTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "If you don't get the vaccine for meningitis, you're literally putting yourself at risk to die," explains meningitis survivor Jamie Schanbaum in the Texas Children's Hospital video, "Facing Meningitis." Schanbaum, a University of Texas student who had both of her legs amputated after contracting meningitis as a college sophomore in...

2012-07-26 06:22:15

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the time of year when parents are looking to see what tasks they can check off the back to school to-do list. MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in 25 states and the District of Columbia, makes it easy for parents by offering a convenient one-stop location where students can get their required vaccinations, sports and college physicals. "MinuteClinic practitioners are a great resource for parents who may...


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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