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Latest Meningococcal disease Stories

2011-05-04 08:00:00

TULSA, Okla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tulsa Shock guard Andrea Riley and Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Tulsa community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. To tip off the campaign locally, Lanier and...

2011-04-26 07:00:00

NEW YORK, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress and singer Tiffany Thornton, star of the Disney Channel's So Random, nearly lost her life to meningococcal disease as a teen, and is sharing her personal battle with the disease through the Voices of Meningitis initiative urging parents to vaccinate their preteen and teenage children. As the new spokesperson, Thornton joins school nurses, parents, other survivors of the disease and health experts nationwide as part of Voices of...

2011-04-22 16:58:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted licensure to expand the indication for its meningococcal conjugate vaccine, Menactra® (Meningococcal [Groups A, C, Y and W-135] Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine), to include a two-dose schedule for infants and children 9 months through...

2011-04-22 16:37:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of Menactra in children as young as 9 months for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W-135. Menactra already is approved for use in people ages 2 through 55 years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening illness caused by bacteria that...

2011-04-17 23:00:00

PERTH, Australia, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Of all infectious diseases, perhaps none grips parents with greater fear than meningitis, with its sudden onset, flu-like symptoms and potentially deadly nature. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/cmo/49557/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/MM82275LOGO) World Meningitis Day, on Sunday 24 April, is dedicated to raising disease awareness, underscoring...

2011-03-22 08:00:00

DALLAS, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion and Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Dallas community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. To tip off the campaign locally, Lanier...

2011-02-17 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the NBA Cares All-Star Community Caravan, WNBA Legend Lisa Leslie, Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier and Clippers Forward Brian Cook teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Los Angeles community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and...

2011-02-09 07:00:00

MIAMI, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami HEAT forward Juwan Howard and Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Miami community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. To tip off the campaign locally, Lanier and Howard...

2011-02-03 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Five-time NBA All-Star Chauncey Billups is teaming up with NBA Cares, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), and Sanofi Pasteur (the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group) as a spokesman for Vaccines for Teens, a national multimedia campaign designed to educate preteens, teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious, potentially life-threatening diseases. As Vaccines for Teens ambassador, Billups...

2011-01-13 17:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariano Trujillo, a defender for professional soccer team Chivas USA, joined nationally recognized health expert Dr. Aliza Lifshitz today to strongly urge all local Hispanic families to vaccinate adolescent children against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, such as meningococcal meningitis and whooping cough. Trujillo and Dr. Aliza headlined a special event in Los Angeles as part of the Vacune a Sus Hijos Adolescentes (Get Your...


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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.