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2011-09-16 07:50:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaccines aren't just for kids, adults need protection too! September 18 kick starts National Adult Immunization Awareness Week and the Georgia Department of Public Health reminds Georgians that you never outgrow the need for vaccines. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show adults remain largely unvaccinated against preventable infectious illnesses. In fact, survey results from the National Foundation for Infectious...

2011-09-13 07:00:00

ORLANDO, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Low rates of meningococcal vaccination among adolescents in Florida has triggered Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Orange County Health Department to join forces with the Florida Association of School Nurses (FASN) to declare Meningitis Awareness Day in Orange County. A recent national public health survey shows that approximately 55 percent of adolescents in Florida have been vaccinated against meningococcal disease, which is far below the U.S....

2011-09-08 07:00:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Low rates of meningococcal vaccination among adolescents in Ohio has triggered the Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the Consortium for Healthy and Immunized Communities, Inc. (CHIC) to join forces with the Ohio Association of School Nurses (OASN), to declare Meningitis Awareness Day in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. A recent national public health survey shows that nearly 40 percent of adolescents in Ohio...

2011-08-26 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings 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 Indianapolis 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...

2011-08-23 17:58:33

Saudi Ministry of Health issues the entry visa requirements and recommendations for the Hajj and Umra season in 2011 Elsevier, the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that the Saudi Ministry of Health has published its 2011 health conditions for travelers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). The publication, published in the August Issue of Journal of Infection and Public Health...

2011-08-23 04:21:00

AMMAN, Jordan, August 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saudi Ministry of Health issues the entry visa requirements and recommendations for the Hajj and Umra season in 2011 Elsevier, the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that the Saudi Ministry of Health has published its 2011 health conditions for travelers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). The publication, published in...

2011-08-15 09:00:00

DENVER, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado State University and Sierra's Race Against Meningitis joined the Colorado Association of School Nurses (CASN) today in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the Fort Collins meningitis outbreak, to urge local parents to vaccinate their preteen and teenage children against meningococcal disease this back-to-school season. A recent national public health survey shows that only...

2011-08-03 13:58:00

-- Group Launches National Petition to Recognize National Immunization Awareness Month -- HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of August as National Immunization Awareness Month, the patient advocacy group, Meningitis Angels, is launching an online petition to provide people across the country the opportunity to urge the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to add life-saving infant meningitis vaccines to the routine infant immunization schedule....

2011-08-02 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national survey shows most preteens and teens engage in day-to-day activities that may put them at risk of contracting meningococcal meningitis, a rare, but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of an otherwise healthy child in just a single day. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN), in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur, conducted the survey as part of its Voices of Meningitis back-to-school...

2011-07-27 18:48:00

-- At Final CDC Regional Meeting, Pro-vaccine Community Presses CDC for Greater Use and Availability of Life-saving Vaccines -- DENVER, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frankie Milley, Colorado Meningitis Angels and advocates for minority and underserved communities gathered during a press conference on Monday, July 25, in Denver, to add their voices to the widespread public and stakeholder support for infant meningitis vaccines being considered by the Centers for Disease...


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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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