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2014-09-19 12:25:51

ATLANTA, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, a student at Georgetown University died from serogroup B meningococcal disease. Continuing reports of serogroup B cases are an important reminder that there is an unmet public health need in the prevention of bacterial meningitis in the U.S. In late 2013 and early 2014, outbreaks of serogroup B disease at Princeton University and the University of California Santa Barbara prompted a collaborative public health effort to help protect...

2014-09-08 16:25:02

Approval aligns with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for meningococcal vaccination SWIFTWATER, Pa., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved use of Menactra(®) [Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine] for booster vaccination against meningococcal...

New Vaccines Can Prevent Spread Of Meningitis By Nearly 40 Percent
2014-08-21 03:11:46

University of Southampton Investigators at the University of Southampton have discovered that two new vaccines can prevent the transmission of meningitis bacteria from person to person. The vaccines do this by reducing 'carriage' of the responsible bacteria in the nose and throats of the population. Meningitis is a devastating condition and the Southampton team believe this discovery will change the way new vaccines are made in the future. Robert Read, Professor of Infectious...

2014-06-17 08:29:10

Submission follows receipt of Breakthrough Therapy designation in April 2014, highlighting unmet need for a licensed vaccine for serogroup B in the US(1) BASEL, Switzerland, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today the submission of a Biologic License Application (BLA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing approval for the use of Bexsero(®) (Multicomponent Meningococcal Group B Vaccine [recombinant, adsorbed]) to help protect against invasive meningococcal...

2014-06-16 23:03:25

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Meningococcal Vaccines Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/meningococcal-vaccines-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research "Meningococcal Vaccines Market (Polysaccharide, Conjugate, and Combination Vaccines,...

2014-05-22 23:04:01

Report Identifies Challenges and Includes Recommendations for Management of Future Meningococcal Disease Outbreaks Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 An expert panel assembled by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) examined recent meningococcal disease outbreaks on multiple college campuses in the United States and concluded that despite its rarity, the severe nature of meningococcal disease makes advance planning essential. These outbreaks were particularly...

2014-05-19 08:28:56

DUBLIN, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rd8s6p/meningococcal) has announced the addition of the "Global Meningococcal Vaccines Market - Forecasts to 2019: Sanofi, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Serum Institute of India, JN-International, Nuron, Baxter and Biomed" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Meningococcal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis is a life...

2014-05-12 08:32:05

Olympic Medalist swimmer and mother, Dara Torres, and the National Association of School Nurses launch multi-city health initiative as part of Voices of Meningitis(TM) SILVER SPRING, Md. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although meningococcal meningitis is a rare but serious disease that can potentially take a life in 24 hours,(1) a national survey revealed that more than two in three mothers have little to no knowledge of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's...

2014-05-09 08:25:36

ALBANY, New York, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research "Meningococcal Vaccines Market (Polysaccharide, Conjugate, and Combination Vaccines, along with Pipeline Analysis) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the market for meningococcal vaccines was valued at USD 1.5 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach a value of USD 3.7 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 14.9% from...

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...


Latest Meningococcal disease 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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