Latest Meningococcal disease Stories
Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger report the lowest number of confirmed meningitis A cases ever recorded during an epidemic season this year following the successful introduction of a new vaccine that could eliminate the primary cause of the deadly disease from Africa's meningitis belt, announced the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) today, which spearheaded development of the vaccine.
New Regulations to Take Effect in August HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents and caregivers are urged to use the summer break to make sure all students' immunizations are up to date before new regulations take effect in August, the Department of Health said today.
Frankie Milley Gives Her Reaction to Yesterday's Meeting WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, May 25, in Washington, D.C., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted the first of a series of national and regional meetings to gather stakeholder and expert input about adding a new meningitis vaccine to the infant immunization schedule.
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.
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 Meningitis - a...
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.
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.
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...
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.
LOS ANGELES, Feb.
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...