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Meningitis Outbreak At UCSB Results In Double Foot Amputation
2013-12-04 07:15:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A bacterial meningitis outbreak that has been sweeping its way across Princeton University, infecting at least eight students since earlier this year, is now on the loose at University of California Santa Barbara. UCSB authorities say a fourth student has come down with a strain of meningitis similar to the one that has been ongoing at Princeton in New Jersey. While students on the east coast have all received care and have made...

2013-11-25 23:04:40

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: PharmaPoint: Meningococcal Vaccines - US Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022. London (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 PharmaPoint: Meningococcal Vaccines - US Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 Summary GlobalData has released its new Country report, “PharmaPoint: Meningococcal Vaccines - US Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022”. Meningococcal disease is an acute infection caused by the gram-negative bacterium...

Princeton University Students To Get Imported Meningitis Vaccine
2013-11-18 07:16:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A small, but worrisome meningitis outbreak that has affected several people at Princeton University has left school health officials looking for a vaccine that is not available in the United States. On November 10, 2013, a seventh student this year fell ill from bacterial meningitis at Princeton, according to the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDH). The meningitis has been identified as “Type B,” which is not covered by a...

2013-10-30 15:46:31

Abnormalities in particular white blood cells hold key to findings Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found a more accurate method to screen for bacterial meningococcal infection in its early stages, when it's hardest to detect. According to the researchers, the method for diagnosis could save lives by getting patients treatment earlier, when the infection is most treatable. While meningococcal infection is relatively rare, affecting approximately 2,500...

2013-10-29 23:01:08

MarketResearchReports. Biz announces addition of new report “Global Stationary Generator Market 2012-2016” to its database. Visit: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/global-stationary-generator-market-2012-2016 Albany, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Global Stationary Generator Market 2012-2016 Global Stationary Generator market to grow at a CAGR of 6.15 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing...

2013-10-27 23:00:19

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “CAM Market in North America 2012-2016” to its database. Visit http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/cam-market-in-north-america-2012-2016. Albany, NY (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 CAM Market in North America 2012-2016 CAM market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 7.16 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need for the production of precise parts. The...

2013-09-24 13:21:31

Clinical trial A study of 4CMenB, a new vaccine to protect against meningitis B bacteria (which can cause potentially fatal bacterial meningitis in children), shows that waning immunity induced by infant vaccination can be overcome by a booster dose at 40 months of age, according to a clinical trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The 4CMenB vaccine, an important breakthrough in the fight against childhood meningitis, was recently licensed in Europe and is...


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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