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-- Group Launches National Petition to Recognize National Immunization Awareness Month -- HOUSTON, Aug.
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-- 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 Control and...
CLEVELAND, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Association of School Nurses (OASN) has joined with the Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the Consortium for Healthy and Immunized Communities, Inc.
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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