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2014-02-26 08:28:23

DORVAL QC, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Novartis announced today that Bexsero(®) (Multicomponent Meningococcal B Vaccine [recombinant, adsorbed]) is now available to doctors and pharmacists across Canada. The vaccine is approved for use in individuals from two months through 17 years of age in Canada. Infants, toddlers and adolescents are at the greatest risk of meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) infection.(1) Bexsero(®) is the first broad-coverage vaccine to help protect against MenB...

2014-02-24 08:28:29

- FDA granted special use of Bexsero for nearly 20,000 UCSB students and staff in response to outbreak; the vaccine is licensed in Europe, Australia and Canada CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that its meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) vaccine, Bexsero(®) (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine [rDNA, component, adsorbed]), will be used as part of a vaccination program at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) that began today and will end on March 7....

2014-02-09 04:20:17

LONDON, February 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- INTERNATIONAL photographer and artist Anne Geddes invites us to take a fresh look at disability, with three new thought-provoking portraits of UK children who have lost limbs to meningitis. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140209/668113-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140209/668113-b ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140209/668113-c ) Amber Travers (5),...

2014-01-08 17:32:42

A special issue on sepsis has been released by the publisher Landes Bioscience (Austin, TX USA). The articles contained in this special issue of the journal Virulence have been authored by world-class investigators and provide new insights into both the pathogen-related factors and the host defense mechanisms that lead to septic shock and contribute to its resolution or fatal outcome. Sepsis, or septic shock, is an excessive inflammatory response in answer to a serious infection, most...


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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